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.
  • Study on highly ranked courses such as, 9th in the UK for animal science and 3rd in the UK for food science in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022.
  • Have great graduate prospects - 97 per cent of our undergraduate biosciences and medicine graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020, HESA).

Looking to join us in September?

View our Clearing course list

Students and graduates

Students and graduates


Face off – dissecting the role of phase separation in viral replication and antiviral responses

Funding information:
UKRI standard stipend rate (£15,609 for 2021/22) per annum for 3.5 years Open to candidates who pay UK/home rate fees. See UKCISA for further information Research fees of £27,140 to support consumables, access charges and travel for the PhD student.

Development of the next-generation data science tools for longitudinal ageing data

Funding information:
Stipend paid at the standard UKRI rate (currently at £16,062 for 2022-23). Both domestic and international students are eligible and welcome to apply.

Mathematical modelling of herpes simplex virus transmission in 2- and 3- dimensions

Funding information:
Enhanced EPSRC stipend (£19,062 per annum for 2022-23, with annual increments based on inflation) and fees covered. Funding also includes a research training and support grant of £3,000 for the duration of the studentship.