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 StructureResearch 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
- 48 months
- 96 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiomedicine Human Medicine View 38 other PhDs in Biomedicine in United Kingdom
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.
International21400 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21400 GBP per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA4327 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4327 GBP per year during 48 months.
Part time fees:
- EU/EEA £2,163.50
- NON-EU/EEA £10,700
Living costs for Guildford
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