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PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy
Our four-year Integrated PhD programme reflects some of the major research strengths of the University, it offers an opportunity to develop the advanced research and associated quantitative and bioinformatics skills required to become an independent researcher in biomedical sciences.
Introducing your degree
Our four-year Integrated PhD in Biomedical Science degree has been designed to produce the next generation of leaders in biomedical research, one of the major research strengths of the University of Southampton. The PhD degree programme provides broad training in the intellectual and practical basis of scientific research as well as a focused individual research experience. The combination of a choice of laboratory rotations and a three-year project offers an enhanced student experience to better prepare you for a career in scientific research.
The programme offers an opportunity to develop the advanced research and associated quantitative and bioinformatics skills required to become an independent researcher in biomedical sciences. The programme leads to a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) award. An interim award of Master of Research (MRes) will be awarded to those students who are considered by the Board of Examiners to have successfully completed Year 1 of the programme. In the first year of the programme, students will undertake taught modules in research skills, in biomedical sciences, quantitative cell biology and thematic optional modules. Students will also undertake three research projects to develop a broad range of laboratory skills and experience working in different research environments. In this first year, students will develop core research skills including critical appraisal, scientific writing, written and oral presentation, statistical analysis and a range of key techniques used in biomedical research. In years 2-4 students will complete a focused piece of research leading to a PhD.
For this course (per year)
For this course (per year)
Applicants must hold a 1st class or 2:1 degree in life, physical or mathematical sciences. With a life-sciences degree, maths, statistics or computing modules at A-Level or above are desirable. With a physics or maths degree, life-sciences modules at undergraduate level are essential.
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