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Biosciences and Medicine PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Medicine (General) Biology (General)

Course type

Research

Course Summary

Why choose this course

Our School of Biosciences and Medicine is home to a first-class research community and has well-established connections with industry and clinical practice.

Research within the School fully embraces the ‘bench to bedside’ concept, ranging from molecular and computational studies through to clinical trials. We have a strong interdisciplinary set of research sections and centres which interact with each other, other parts of the University, and with external collaborators.

Our research is truly international, with Surrey academics and students coming from around the globe. Many ongoing research projects involve active collaborations with international researchers and institutions.

The University is home to a Doctoral College and a vibrant researcher development programme that supports postgraduate research students and other research trainees. We also have careers advisers dedicated to the support of postgraduate research students and research trainees.

What you will study

The biological and medical sciences form an extremely fast-paced area of research that is becoming increasingly relevant in modern society. Our School’s areas of research expertise include:

  • Cardiovascular sciences. Strengths include: blood coagulation, cardiac cell signalling pathways, gene therapy, role of cardiac fibroblasts, tissue engineering.
  • Immunology. Strengths include: B cell development and function, macrophage function, peroxisomal function in the immune system, T cell function in ageing.
  • Medicine. Strengths include: cancer, critical care, diabetes, primary care and clinical informatics, laparoscopic surgery, etc.

As a postgraduate research student you will have at least two supervisors. The primary role of the supervisors is to provide you with academic guidance and tuition throughout your project. Supervisors will have scientific expertise relevant to your research project and help you develop skills in experimental design, conduct and analysis. Supervisors will also be able to provide some level of pastoral support and advice, or be able to refer you to more specialist support where necessary.

Research themes

  • Discerning host-pathogen (viruses and bacteria) interactions in health and disease
  • 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
  • Dissecting the molecular basis of and innovative ways to treat cancer, especially of the prostate
  • Improving disease surveillance and health outcome measurements

Different course options

Full time | University of Surrey | 4 years | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

OCT-20

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,407

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£22,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or industry may be acceptable. Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, independent study is essential.

University information

The University of Surrey is proud of the cultural diversity of its international community. Over 3,500 postgraduate students, from more than 120 countries across the globe, come to Surrey each year. As a research-led university, Surrey's outstanding contributions benefit society as a whole and address major global challenges. The research-intensive learning environment makes it the perfect choice if you want to study somewhere where you can...more

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