This PhD programme provides an opportunity for outstanding graduates with an interest in biomedical science, the area of basic science which focuses on the study of fundamental biological processes involved in health and disease. Spanning a wide variety of disciplines in the life and physical sciences, biomedical research employs cross-disciplinary approaches with the overall aim to understand and treat disease.
Studying across a range of disciplines you will have access to tailored York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI) doctoral training activities focussed on the biomedical sciences and the core YBRI themes:
- Immunology, haematology and infection
- Molecular and cellular medicine
The Biomedical Science programme from University of York aims to bring students from all over the world to our first-class research facilities. Over a three or four-year period you will develop and execute a significant body of research in your chosen field that will contribute to the development of new knowledge.
Areas of PhD research fall within, but are not limited to, the diverse biomedical portfolio of our academic staff, neuroscience, molecular and cellular medicine, immunology, haematology and infection.
Working under the supervision of world-leading, research-active supervisors, you will be encouraged to contribute substantially to the development of new techniques, ideas or approaches as you pursue research in biomedical science at an advanced level.
The PhD in Biomedical Science has the following contributing departments; Biology, Chemistry, Electronic Engineering, Health Sciences, Physics and Hull York Medical School (HYMS), as partners in the York Biomedical Research Institute (YBRI).
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- Training and cohort-building programme: A dedicated Biomedical Science training and cohort-building programme will draw on the training offered by the collaborating departments, whilst offering the students on the PhD programme additional training and opportunities to promote collaboration and networking across the programme.
- Cohort activities will include: a monthly journal club, an annual research symposium, and other cross-departmental YBRI seminars and events.
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- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
In most cases, applications can be submitted year-round. However, we recommend that you apply as early as possible as some areas are particularly competitive.
DisciplinesBiomedicine Biology Human Medicine View 109 other PhDs in Human Medicine in United Kingdom
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We require applicants to hold, or expect to gain, at least an Upper Second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject area for entry into this PhD programme.
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International23900 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 23900 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4650 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4650 GBP per year during 36 months.
UK (home) 2022/23:
- Full-time: £4,650*
- Part-time: £2,325*
- Full-time: £23,900
- Part-time: £11,950
*Fees are subject to confirmation by the RCUK .
Living costs for York
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.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.