Ph. D. On Campus

Biosciences and Medicine

University of Surrey

36 months
22700 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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At the Biosciences and Medicine program of the University of Surrey, we aim to meet these demands head-on through our applied interdisciplinary research methodology and our collaborative practice, engaging with international researchers, industry partners and institutions.


Why choose this programme

In the Biosciences and Medicine program of the University of Surrey, you’ll complete a combination of research and clinical practice over a period of three years (full-time) or six years (part-time). You’ll embrace a ‘bench to bedside’ philosophy, with the potential to take part in molecular and computational studies as well as clinical trials.

You’ll work alongside world-leading researchers who are published in established academic journals (such as the BMJ, Nature and The Lancet) and regularly give expert media commentaries. In the 2020 Postgraduate Research Experience Survey (PRES), 94% of our biosciences and medicine students gave positive responses regarding supervision by academic staff.

What you will study

You’ll develop your scientific understanding and gain a deeper and more critical knowledge of your chosen research area. You’ll enhance your laboratory and analytical skills relevant to your project, acquire a general awareness of contemporary biomedical research, improve your independent analytical thought, presentation and communication skills, and hone your ability to solve academic and practical problems.

Depending on your research project, you’ll likely complete extensive laboratory work to generate data that’ll underpin your final thesis. Some research areas will be primarily or entirely related to the analysis of existing scientific or clinical data sets; however, all projects will require some statistical analysis. Some projects will be conducted at Surrey, whereas others will involve collaboration with other institutions.

Current students are researching topics including:

Combining multi-omic data analysis methods to increase understanding of key diseases, such as diabetes and cancer

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

Discerning host-pathogen (viruses and bacteria) interactions in health and disease

Dissecting the molecular basis of and innovative ways to treat cancer, especially of the prostate

Improving disease surveillance and health outcome measurements.

Programme Structure

Research themes
  • Bacteriology
  • Cardiovascular sciences
  • Chronobiology
  • Clinical medicine
  • Exercise sciences
  • Immunology

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants are expected to be registered with the General Medical Council and working within the NHS or in an approved institution.
  • IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6 in each individual category.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22700 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part time fees :

  • UK: £2,250
  • Overseas: £11,400

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.


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