Biosciences and medicine

The biosciences help us to understand fundamental life processes, from the behaviour of single cells to entire ecosystems. There’s always something new to discover in this broad area of science. As a biosciences student, you’ll investigate life in all its forms and gain skills that could transform and improve lives.

By joining us at Surrey you will:

  • Have access to our £12.5 million Innovation for Health Learning Laboratory, so you can gain practical experience valued by a wide range of employers
  • Learn from lecturers who are active researchers in antimicrobial resistance, biotechnology, clinical bacteriology, systems biology, virology and much more
  • Study among highly satisfied students, as we are ranked 2nd for microbiology, 3rd for biochemistry, 4th for biosciences, and 6th for nutrition and dietetics in the National Student Survey 2022
  • Have great graduate prospects - 97 per cent of our undergraduate, 95 per cent of our postgraduate taught and 100 per cent of our postgraduate research biosciences and medicine graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2022, HESA).

Students and graduates


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.