For well over 100 years the School of Medicine has been committed to the pursuit of improved health through education, research and engagement with the wider world.
Our commitment to research excellence is supported through strong research centres, groups and units working collaboratively in our modern facilities.
Carrying out work in our research divisions, the researchers in the Medicine programme of Cardiff University are involved in cutting-edge science and world-class research in the field of medicine that have a real impact on people’s lives.
Who studies a Higher Degree at the School of Medicine?
- Biological Scientists
- Computational Scientists and Bioinformaticians
- Epidemiologists, Statisticians, Mathematicians
- Psychologists, Social Scientists
- Physical Scientists
The PhD programme will equip students for a career in academic research/teaching, NHS clinical laboratories, and pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.
Our research is focused on interdisciplinary themes, each of which spans the spectrum from basic science to clinical practice in either hospital or community settings. Our key research themes include:
- Cancer and Genetics
- Infection and Immunity
- Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences
- Population Medicine.
Our underlying aim is to ensure the optimum ‘translation’ of fundamental knowledge to patient benefit.Our approach brings together people, knowledge and skills from a range of disciplines. This approach is the key to our research strength and achievements. Each of our research divisions embodies this philosophy.
- 48 months
- 60 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApply anytime.
DisciplinesBiomedicine Human Medicine Bioinformatics View 39 other PhDs in Biomedicine in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree, master's degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject.
- In some cases, a medical degree and/or relevant professional qualifications or experience are required.
- Specifically funded PhD projects will be advertised with specific instructions on applications, otherwise prospective students are advised to contact potential supervisors.
- Applications can be made at any time, but in addition there will be specific calls, which have associated instructions and deadlines.
- A personal statement or covering letter should address how the applicant can contribute to the proposed project.
International21950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21950 GBP per year during 48 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Cardiff
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.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.