Innovating research, policy and education in synthetic and systems biology


The University of Edinburgh offers a range of relevant postgraduate taught courses in synthetic and systems biology, drawing on our world-class facilities and interdisciplinary faculty.

Courses available include:


This is an opportunity to train in a leading edge area of Biology, that of the systematic and rational application of engineering principles to the understanding and design of biological networks. We study unicellular models such as baker’s yeast and bacteria, all the way through to multi-cellular systems including mammals.
This programme responds to the rapid growth in the global bioeconomy by providing the core knowledge and skills needed to compete in a rapidly evolving, highly skilled workforce.
The programmes aim to provide you with a thorough grounding in biotechnology and the supportive enabling technologies in synthetic biology.
This programme will prepare you for work as a professional in biotechnological industry, or to carry out further research in an academic environment.