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 top 5 for biosciences, microbiology and veterinary sciences and top 10 for nutrition and dietetics and sport and exercise sciences in the National Student Survey 2023*
  • Have great graduate prospects - 94 per cent of our undergraduate and 100 per cent of our postgraduate taught and postgraduate research biosciences and medicine graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2023, HESA).

* Measured by % positivity based on Q1-24 for all providers listed in the Guardian University Guide League Tables. 

Students and graduates


Antimicrobial resistant bacteria: from hospital hand-wash basins to the human gut

Funding information:

This 3-year studentship is fully funded by the UK Health Security Agency. Funding covers tuition fees at the Home rate, associated bench fees, funds for training/attending conferences and an annual stipend at UKHSA rates (currently starting at £22,976 per annum) for 3 years.

Fully Funded British Heart Foundation PhD Studentship in ‘Cellular and molecular mechanisms of atrial fibrillation’

Funding information:

The Studentship is fully funded by a competitive grant from the British Heart Foundation. Funding covers tuition fees at the Home rate, associated research expenses, funds for training/attending conferences and an annual tax-free stipend at BHF rates (currently starting at £19,919 per annum) for all three years.

Antimicrobial resistance transmission in the environment: the role of soil as a reservoir and conduit in the transmission of AMR

Funding information:

This call is for self-funded students.
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