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Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Studentships

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences Studentships

The University of Surrey’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (FHMS) is delighted to announce its new PhD studentship programme for 2022.


We are seeking outstanding PhD candidates to undertake fully funded (3.5 year) studentships in the area of One Health, One Medicine.

The University of Surrey provides a vibrant, interdisciplinary research environment, with access to state-of-the-art facilities. We see our postgraduate researchers as an integral part of our research community, collaborating and innovating together with academics at all levels. We want the most talented researchers from diverse backgrounds to join us, bringing new ideas and perspectives. We will help you make the most of your potential, removing barriers where we can and supporting you with dedicated career guidance. We offer generous funding packages, sector-leading researcher development training and mentoring, and dedicated employability support.

Whatever your aspirations, Surrey is where research careers are launched and nurtured.

FHMS is offering innovative research projects in topics spanning the full breadth of our research themes, including several cross-faculty studentships with the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. Candidates can apply for up to two of the projects listed below. Please note that the project preferences of the strongest applicants will determine which of these projects proceed.

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Please note with are also running another PhD studentship scheme, the Pathogens and Host Defences Doctoral Training Partnerships, in parallel with this one and are welcoming applications to that scheme as well.


UKRI-aligned stipend (£15,609 pa for 2021-22), approved University of Surrey fees and a research budget.

The studentships available are funded by the University of Surrey.

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhDs in Biosciences and Medicine, Health Sciences or Veterinary Medicine and Science are expected to have a good honours degree (first or upper second) or a masters degree in an appropriate discipline. Applicants for PhDs in Psychology are expected to hold a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (65 per cent or above) in psychology (or a related discipline) and a masters degree in a relevant subject with a pass of 65 per cent or above.

English language requirements: IELTS Academic: 6.5 or above (or equivalent) with 6 in each individual category.

How to apply

Please submit an application to only one of the schemes (Faculty-funded or Pathogens and Host Defences DTP). For either scheme, applicants can express interest in either one or two of the advertised projects.

Applications should be submitted via the online application portal for the PhD programme specified in the individual project advertisements:

  • Biosciences and Medicine PhD programme
  • Health Sciences PhD programme
  • Psychology PhD programme
  • Veterinary Medicine and Science PhD programme

N.B. Please select the October 2022 start date when applying.

When completing your application, in place of a research proposal, please provide a 1-page document containing the reference numbers(s), project title(s) and supervisor name(s) of the project or two projects you have selected, together with an explanation of your motivations for wanting to study for a PhD and your reasons for selecting the project(s) you have chosen.

Deadline for submission: 6th December 2021

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