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Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

The School of Medicine offers research degrees in the medical disciplines such as cancer, immunology, infection, immunity, neurosciences, mental health and population medicine. For well over 100 years the School of Medicine has been committed to the pursuit of improved health through education, research and engagement with the wider world. Our commitment to research excellence is supported through strong research centres, groups and units working collaboratively in our modern facilities. Carrying out work in our research divisions, our researchers are involved in cutting-edge science and world-class research in the field of medicine that have a real impact on people’s lives.

Our research is focused on interdisciplinary themes, each of which spans the spectrum from basic science to clinical practice in either hospital or community settings. Our key research themes include: Cancer and Genetics; Infection and Immunity; Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences; Population Medicine. Our underlying aim is to ensure the optimum ‘translation’ of fundamental knowledge to patient benefit. Our approach brings together people, knowledge and skills from a range of disciplines. This approach is the key to our research strength and achievements.Each of our research divisions embodies this philosophy. The PhD programme will equip students for a career in academic research/teaching, NHS clinical laboratories, and pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 4 years | 01-OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a minimum of an upper second class Honours degree, master's degree, or equivalent in a relevant subject. In some cases, a medical degree and/or relevant professional qualifications or experience are required.

University information

Cardiff University is the oldest university in the capital of Wales. This vibrant and diverse Russell Group university has over 31,000 students, 8,455 of which are postgraduate students and nearly 8,000 are international students, coming from over 180 countries. The University is renowned for research-led teaching and cultivates a stimulating academic environment where cutting-edge research can be produced. The University was ranked 5th in...more

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