What will I learn?

Why choose this course

Our School of Biosciences and Medicine is home to a first-rate research community and has well-established connections with industry and clinical practice.

Research within the School fully embraces the ‘bench to bedside’ concept, ranging from molecular and computational studies through to clinical trials. We have a strong interdisciplinary set of research sections and centres which interact with each other, other parts of the University, and with external collaborators.

Our research is truly international, with Surrey academics and students coming from around the globe. Many ongoing research projects involve active collaborations with international researchers and institutions.

The University is home to a new Doctoral College and a vibrant researcher development programme that supports postgraduate research students and other research trainees. We also have careers advisors dedicated to the support of postgraduate research students and research trainees.

What you will study

The biological and medical sciences form an extremely fast-paced area of research that is becoming increasingly relevant in modern society. Our School’s areas of research expertise include:

  • Cardiovascular sciences. Strengths include: blood coagulation, cardiac cell signalling pathways, gene therapy, role of cardiac fibroblasts, tissue engineering.
  • Immunology. Strengths include: B cell development and function, macrophage function, peroxisomal function in the immune system, T cell function in ageing.
  • Medicine. Strengths include: cancer, critical care, diabetes, primary care and clinical informatics, laparoscopic surgery, etc.

Research themes

  • Discerning host-pathogen (viruses and bacteria) interactions in health and disease
  • Computational approaches to modelling biological systems
  • Developing the molecular and physiological bases of circadian rhythms, sleep, immunity and cardiovascular disease
  • Defining the nutritional value of micro- and macro-nutrients
  • Dissecting the molecular basis of and innovative ways to treat cancer, especially of the prostate
  • Improving disease surveillance and health outcome measurements
  • Combining multi-omic data analysis methods to increase understanding of key diseases such as diabetes and cancer.

Which department am I in?

University of Surrey

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£22,000.00 (US$ 26,814) per year
The mentioned fee is for course starting in Oct - 2020. £21,400 for course starting in April 2020. Overseas students applying for 2020 entry should note that annual fees will rise by 4% rounded up to the nearest £100.

This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

October 2020

Venue

University of Surrey

Guildford,

Surrey,

GU2 7XH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The mentioned GPA is for courses that require a 2:2. For courses that require a 2:1, students should have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.2.

For international students

Applicants are expected to be registered with the General Medical Council and working within the NHS or in an approved institution. IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6.0 in each individual category. TOEFL (ibt) - 88 overall with 18 in Reading, 19 in Listening, 19 in Speaking and 23 in Writing.

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About this uni

Surrey strives to inspire students to view the world in new ways, to be bold in their work and experience all that student life brings.

  • Based in Guildford, 35 minutes from London
  • 23rd in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • Many subjects in the top ten for student satisfaction
  • Pathway programmes and pre-sessional English courses