Our four year Integrated PhD in Biomedical Science has been designed to produce the next generation of leaders in cancer research, one of the major research strengths of the University of Southampton.
Studying high-quality basic science, delivered in a clinically relevant way, will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for a career in academia, health, industry and other related sectors.
Our research themes include basic and translational immunology, immunotherapy and vaccine development, as well as the molecular and genetic study of cancer to understand the mechanisms of tumour proliferation, invasion and cell death.
In year 1 you will choose three laboratory rotation projects within the Cancer Sciences Unit, which will give you the opportunity to work with our research groups who are at the cutting edge of tumour biology and immunology. Laboratory rotations are supplemented with taught specialist and advanced research skills modules. You will also learn diverse practical skills in a range of areas which will help you make an informed choice about the project you will undertake over the following three years. Successful completion of year 1 is marked with the award of MRes.
Years 2-4 comprises an in-depth research project in the subject area of your choice, which will draw upon experience gained in year 1. Our aim is for you to become an active and valued member of a research lab led by one of our many expert scientists.
Funding is available for a limited number of places. Subject to eligibility, studentships will be paid at a minimum rate of the standard UK Research Council recommended maintenance stipend (£14,057 in 2015/2016) plus UK fees. Students may also be accepted on a self-funding basis. Contact our Graduate School on 023 8120 6685 or [email protected] for more information.
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Apply here for The Cell Biology and Immunology of Cancer Pathway.
Please contact Professor Mark Cragg, Professor in Experimental Cancer Biology at [email protected]
The closing date for applicants wishing to start in October 2016 is Friday 29 January 2016.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 25 February 2016. Applicants invited to interview will be asked to give a short presentation as part of the selection process.
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