What will I learn?

Our Inflammation and Ageing PhD/MSc by Research in the Institute of Inflammation and Ageing will provide you with the necessary skills to contribute to research focusing on finding solutions to a range of chronic inflammation-driven illnesses through a highly collaborative approach with University Hospitals Birmingham.

You will work amongst the very best researchers to produce original and distinctive world-leading research, with the ultimate goal to identify shared biological mechanisms that define the functional features of chronic inflammatory disease by integrating disease specific expertise.

Our PhD/MSc by Research program will provide you with high quality research training to enable you to conduct independent investigative research.

You can choose from a wide range of research areas within Inflammation and Ageing covering:

  • Issues of ageing
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Long term consequences of major injury
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Dementia
  • Osteoporosis

You will work closely with your supervisory team who will help you clarify your project and support your development. Your thesis will represent an original contribution to knowledge and demonstrate independent judgement.

Employability

The University of Birmingham is the The Times and The Sunday Times University of the Year for Graduate Employment 2016. This coveted accolade places Birmingham as the UK’s number one university for securing a graduate-level job. We have a global reputation for producing sought after graduates and are:

  • 4th for employability in the Guardian University Guide 2017.
  • the 11th most targeted university by leading employers in the 2016 High Fliers Graduate Market report.
  • ranked as 65th in the world for employer reputation by QS World University rankings.
  • listed as 12th in the UK in The Global Employability University Ranking 2016. The rankings illustrate the top 150 universities most frequently selected by global employers.

In the College of Medical and Dental Sciences our average Graduate Employability rate is 97% since 2012. A high proportion of our postgraduate research students go onto roles such as Postdoctoral Researcher, Teaching Fellow, Research Fellow within the University and local NHS hospitals as well as moving into pharmaceutical and research and development sectors.

Which department am I in?

University Graduate School

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£23,580.00 (US$ 31,696) per year
This is a fixed fee

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

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Birmingham

Edgbaston,

Birmingham,

B15 2TT, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to have a 2:1 honours degree in a subject relevant to the research area. Students need to have an ELTS requirements for Postgraduate Research programmes in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences are 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any band. TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 21 Listening, 22 Speaking and 21 in Writing; Pearson Test of English (PTE): Academic 59 in all four skills; Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced - minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About University of Birmingham

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  • One of the world’s top research-intensive universities
  • Based in Europe’s youngest city
  • 5 colleges offering hundreds of study options
  • Plenty of dedicated international student support

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