What we are researching
We have a number of research sections within each of the School’s four departments, which identify our areas of research excellence.
If you are interested in doing a PhD or MD with us, please look at the interests of our departments' research sections and get in contact with an academic.
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
Department of Biochemical Sciences
Find a course
Find out more about applying to Surrey.
Pathogens and host defences doctoral training partnership studentships
Funding information:UKRI-aligned stipend (£15,609 pa for 2021-22), approved University of Surrey/Sussex fees and a research budget.Six of these project are jointly funded (50:50) by the University of Surrey and one of the strategic partners (the Pirbright Institute or the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory). The collaborative projects between the Universities of Surrey and Sussex are funded 100% by one of the two universities; one each.
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences studentships
Funding information:UKRI-aligned stipend (£17,668 pa for 2022-23), approved University of Surrey fees and a research budget.
The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.
What our students say
Read our student profiles to discover first-hand what it's like to study with us.
I discovered that South Asian women commonly have low vitamin D levels, likely due to lack of exposure to sunshine and from little vitamin D in their diet. This vitamin D deficiency may impact their bone health, which in turn can severely affect quality of life.Andrea Darling, Nutrition PhD