I have enthusiastic supervisors who are always more than happy to listen and guide me through my PhD. The University also offers a variety of workshops, such as help with writing scientific papers or reviews, which have proved really useful.
The School of Biosciences and Medicine is home to a vibrant research community and has well-established collaborations with industry and clinical practice.
Our academics are engaged in world-leading discovery and translational research to improve human and animal health. We use biochemical and molecular techniques to tackle a wide range of problems, including cancer, vaccine biology, diet, infectious diseases, sleep, addiction and cardiovascular disease.
This includes facilities for transcriptomics, bioinformatics, proteomics, metabolomics, advanced microscopy and fluorescence-activated cell sorting.
Our human studies are supported by a state-of-the-art clinical trials facility within our Clinical Research Centre where we perform first-in-man trials of experimental medicines and vaccines.
We also have all the standard analytical and project-specific equipment you would expect for research in biochemistry and physiology, including that for cell culture, biochemistry, electrophysiology and molecular biology.
Research for an MD may be carried out in the clinical workplace and/or in the University’s facilities, and will be supervised jointly by a collaborative supervisor from the hospital and a principal supervisor from the Faculty.
Your research area may be in any branch of medicine that links in with our research portfolio, and you should expect to commit approximately two years to research and training activities, plus some time to write up the MD thesis and take the viva voce exam.
Every year we offer a number of funded studentships. These are advertised on the Faculty studentships and scholarships page as and when they become available.