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Biosciences and Medicine

University of Surrey

Ph.D. On Campus
48 months
Duration
21400 GBP/year
4327 GBP/year
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About

The School of Biosciences and Medicine at the University of Surrey is home to a first-class research community and has well-established connections with industry and clinical practice. 

Overview

Why choose this course

Research within the School of Biosciences and Medicine fully embraces the ‘bench to bedside’ concept, ranging from molecular and computational studies through to clinical trials. We have a strong interdisciplinary set of research sections and centres which interact with each other, other parts of the University, and with external collaborators. 

Our research is truly international, with Surrey academics and students coming from around the globe. Many ongoing research projects involve active collaborations with international researchers and institutions. 

The University of Surrey is home to a Doctoral College and a vibrant researcher development programme that supports postgraduate research students and other research trainees. We also have careers advisers dedicated to the support of postgraduate research students and research trainees. 

What you will study

The biological and medical sciences form an extremely fast-paced area of research that is becoming increasingly relevant in modern society. Our School’s areas of research expertise include: 

  • Cardiovascular sciences. Strengths include: blood coagulation, cardiac cell signalling pathways, gene therapy, role of cardiac fibroblasts, tissue engineering.
  • Immunology. Strengths include: B cell development and function, macrophage function, peroxisomal function in the immune system, T cell function in ageing.
  • Medicine. Strengths include: cancer, critical care, diabetes, primary care and clinical informatics, laparoscopic surgery.
  • Microbiology. Strengths include: computational modelling and systems biology, mechanisms controlling gene regulation through protein translation, molecular and metabolic network analysis, neglected and emerging tropical diseases, bacteria and virus-host interactions.
  • Nutrition and food science. Strengths include: metabolic physiology, diabetes, vitamin D, selenium and other micronutrients.
  • Sleep and biological rhythms. World class expertise in human, animal, cellular and molecular approaches to this interdisciplinary area.

Programme Structure

Research themes
  • Discerning host-pathogen (viruses and bacteria) interactions in health and disease
  • Computational approaches to modelling biological systems
  • Developing the molecular and physiological bases of circadian rhythms, sleep, immunity and cardiovascular disease
  • Defining the nutritional value of micro- and macro-nutrients
  • Dissecting the molecular basis of and innovative ways to treat cancer, especially of the prostate
  • Improving disease surveillance and health outcome measurements
  • Quantum biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 96 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
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Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or industry may be acceptable. Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, independent study is essential.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21400 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.

Part time fees:

  • EU/EEA £2,163.50
  • NON-EU/EEA £10,700

Funding

A Postgraduate Doctoral Loan can help with course fees and living costs while you study a postgraduate doctoral course. 

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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