Our four year Integrated PhD in Biomedical Science has been designed to produce the next generation of leaders in immunity and infection research, some 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 a range of other related sectors.
Clinical and basic scientists at the University work closely together to unravel the fundamental mechanisms of disease, to develop better diagnostic markers and discover more effective therapies for human infectious disease and diseases affecting the lungs, joints, skin, liver, pancreas, gut, and the urogenital tract. You will become a member of one of our high impact research groups, with opportunities to interact with biologists, clinicians, bioengineers and physical scientists through the highly collaborative life sciences interface at the University of Southampton.
In year 1 you will choose three laboratory rotation projects within the Clinical and Experimental Sciences Academic Unit ranging from the molecular cell biology of infection and immunology to genetics, molecular epidemiology, environmental pollution and lung imaging. Laboratory rotations are supplemented with taught specialist and advanced research skills modules. Successful completion of year 1 is marked with the award of MRes.
Years 2-4 comprise an in-depth research project in an area of immunity and infection research, 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 Office on 023 81206685 or email [email protected] for more information.
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The closing date for applicants wishing to start in October 2016 is Friday 29th January 2016.
Interviews will take place on Thursday 25th February 2016. Applicants invited to interview will be asked to give a short presentation as part of the selection process.
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