Biomedical Sciences

Our Biomedical Sciences PhD/MSc by Research will provide you with skills necessary to contribute to research that explores the science of the human body and the causes of diseases that affect humankind.

As part of the School of Biomedical Science, you will work alongside researchers at the leading edge of their field and take advantage of our well-established links with major national centres for research and the local NHS. Our modern facilities, laboratories and prosectorium are well equipped to help you develop your knowledge of the subject through hands on practical tasks and inter-professional working.

This programme will give you the quality research training you need to enable you to conduct independent investigative research and you will work closely with your supervisory team who will help you clarify your project and support your development. Your thesis will represent an original contribution to knowledge and demonstrate independent judgement.

  • Start date – Research degrees may start at any time of the year
  • Duration – PhD: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time, MSc by Research: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
  • Course Type – Postgraduate, Doctoral research

Entry Requirements

2:1 honours degree in a subject relevant to the research area you applying to.


The School of Biomedical Science is one of six schools within the Institute of Clinical Sciences. To help you identify a supervisor related to your research area you may like to explore the research interests of our academic staff within the Institute of Clinical Sciences.

There are also existing research opportunities offering specific topics and projects on which you can complete your PhD. Search our Doctoral Researcher Database to find out about our latest vacancies and scholarship opportunities.


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