36 months
24600 GBP/year
4565 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Translational Health Sciences is part of the Bristol Medical School at University of Bristol. Staff and students from University of Bristol are based in high-quality research and clinical settings across the city, including the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Southmead Hospital and the advanced laboratory facilities in the Dorothy Hodgkin Building.

Visit the official programme website for more information


University of Bristol undertakes laboratory-based, translational and applied research, fostering a high level of collaboration between staff and students.

The Translational Health Sciences programme comprises a mix of basic and medically trained scientists, enabling high-quality collaborative translational and healthcare research using a wide range of techniques - from molecular biology to epidemiology.


The majority of our postgraduate students develop into highly productive researchers publishing in leading peer-reviewed journals. Most go on to postdoctoral research in academia and industry, both in the UK and overseas.

Programme Structure

Research interests:

  • Academic cardiac surgery (adult and paediatric)
  • Atherothrombosis and vascular cell biology
  • Cardiac biochemistry
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular physiology and electrophysiology
  • Hypertension
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Cardiovascular imaging.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Not fixed. This research degree is also available via distance learning.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) or a master's degree with a lower second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a biological or related science or medical subject. For an MD, you must hold an MBChB.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24600 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4565 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4565 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • UK: part-time £2,283 
  • Overseas: full-time (Non-clinical) £24,600

Living costs for Bristol

750 - 1260 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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