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Medicine Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Medicine Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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Full time | Southampton General Hospital | 2 years | SEP-23

Study mode

Full time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Southampton is one of the UK’s leading centres for biomedical research, offering a range of postgraduate opportunities in both basic and clinical science.

As a research-intensive university, you will benefit from studying alongside academics working at the interface of medicine, discovering solutions to some of the today’s key global healthcare challenges.

Our cutting-edge research is already having an impact in a wide range of areas including asthma, osteoporosis, antibiotic resistance, developmental origins of adult disease, liver disease and diabetes, and we opened the nation’s first Centre for Cancer Immunology last year, bringing together world-leading researchers to expand clinical trials and develop more lifesaving drugs in this exciting and promising area of cancer research.

Introducing your degree

You can choose from Southampton’s full and part-time PhDs in a broad range of specialist areas in Medicine, including biomedicine, research in clinical environments and population-based statistical studies.

Our PhDs are aimed at students who are enthusiastic about developing their careers in scientific or clinical research, and will give you the high quality training in research-related skills and professional/transferable skills enabling you to become a confident, independent researcher.

During your project, you will normally be supervised by a small team of academics who will be experts in your field of study. Your academic work will be supplemented by comprehensive training in research skills, statistics, critical appraisal and laboratory techniques. In addition, you will receive training in transferable skills such as communication, presentation skills and academic writing.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)


Entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree in a subject related to your project (or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University).

University information

The University of Southampton is an institution with a strong heritage, with more than 100 years of history and tradition supporting a modern educational model that focuses on student success. Southampton is one of the founding members of the UK’s prestigious Russell Group, a network of research-focused and prestigious universities. Today, the 2023 Complete University Guide league table places Southampton among the top 13 institutions...more