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Radiobiology and Radiotherapy PhD University of Liverpool




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Scientific research in the Department is performed in an environment that has a wealth of clinical expertise and research which ensures that basic scientific research is always performed with insights of relevance to patients provided by leading clinical teams and an awareness of detailed clinical issues.

The broad range of fundamental research interests within the Department provides for world class research in cancer biology with translational links supported by world class clinical research into several major types of cancer. The Department plays a leading role in the activities of the Cancer Research UK Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre and radiation research in the Department has access to extensive radiotherapy treatment expertise including access to the proton beam facility at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

Radiotherapy is one of the cornerstones of cancer treatment and research in the Department aims to develop both a greater understanding of the interaction between biological materials with radiation (radiobiology) and to develop improved delivery of radiation for therapeutic purposes. Fundamental studies of the radiobiology of cancer cells and cellular responses to radiation including ionizing radiation and proton beams research in the Department benefits from the almost unique access to the proton beam facility at the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.

A doctoral degree is awarded to students that have demonstrated the ability to conceptualise, design, and implement a substantial research project that results in new knowledge, applications, or understanding in their field of study. During your research, you can expect to draw on direct clinical and observational experience to produce an original thesis of 80,000-100,000 words. You'll be part of a research group which matches your research interests. Research groups offer opportunities for cross-disciplinary research collaboration, as well as support and expertise for your research.

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Here are the different ways in which you can study Radiobiology and Radiotherapy PhD.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

Students will need to pay £22,000 (Lab based programmes) and £16,700 (Non Lab based programmes).

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


Nov-19, Dec-19


University of Liverpool

The Foundation Building,

765 Brownlow Hill,



L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

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