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Biosciences and Medicine, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Guildford, United Kingdom
At the Biosciences and Medicine programme from University of Surrey you will develop multiple aspects of your scientific understanding and personal development.

Overview

The nature of the Biosciences and Medicine programme structure from University of Surrey will vary according to the details of the project you undertake.

Key facts:

The research in bioscience and medicine is an important part of our Faculty’s interdisciplinary programme of ‘One Health’. As such, our researchers are part of a strong collaborative and interdisciplinary group that includes links to Surrey Health Partners. We’re also regularly featured in the media as experts in the field. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 96 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Curriculum:

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.

    English Language Requirements

    You need the following IELTS score:

    • Minimum required score:

      6.5

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    You need the following GPA score:

    Required score: Upper Second Class

    Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

    Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

    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.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Part time fees:

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

    Living costs for Guildford

    • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
      Living Costs

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

    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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