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Musculoskeletal Biology PhD

UK

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What will I learn?

The goal of the Department of Musculoskeletal Biology is to understand the processes that underlie ageing and disease in tissues such as skeletal muscle, bone, cartilage, tendon and ligament. Research is fundamental and encompasses disciplines including anatomy, biomechanics, physiology and molecular cell biology.

Overview

The Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease provides a powerful focus for understanding the many variables - from bioscience to social that influence ageing and chronic disease in people throughout their lives.

The Department boasts an enviable array of expertise from medical and veterinary clinician-scientists, biomedical scientists and epidemiologists and has state-of-the-art facilities. Our research programmes are generously funded through grants from the MRC, BBSRC, NIH (USA), Wellcome Trust, Leverhulme Trust, Arthritis Research UK and other charities. Through the leadership within the institute the University of Liverpool is one of three academic partners in the MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Integrated research into Musculoskeletal Ageing (CIMA).

The key principle behind our research is the recognition over the last decade that to elucidate cell, organ or organismal function in health and disease requires an integrated approach, utilising cutting-edge technologies.

Our research activity ranges from molecules to population and from laboratory to bedside. We have over 100 research-active staff creating new insights into bioscience, epidemiology, health issues, patients, lifestyles and care.

These insights are translating into real world benefits, such as the new approaches we have developed to prevent muscle wasting in intensive care patients delivering this kind of return on investment has helped us to attract extensive funding, with partners including Wellcome Trust, UK Research Councils, NIH (USA), Unilever and GSK.

Which department am I in?

Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Students need to pay £25,950 for (lab based programmes), £20,400 for (non Lab based programmes) (2022).

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

Start date

Expected September 2023

Venue

University of Liverpool

The Foundation Building,

765 Brownlow Hill,

Liverpool,

L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Applications are welcomed from well qualified graduates who would typically hold a UK first degree or equivalent in the first or 2:1 class, or a 2:2 class degree plus a Masters degree, in a relevant subject. A good (2:1 or above) honours first degree or a master’s degree in an appropriate science subject, preferably relevant to the area of interest, is required.

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

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About University of Liverpool

The University of Liverpool is a world-leading institution, with more than 7,700 international students from over 130 countries.

  • Member of the prestigious Russell Group
  • A dedicated support team for international students
  • One of the top 25 UK universities targeted by employers
  • Located in one of the UK’s most iconic cities

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