Research course

Biomedical Science

ARU (Anglia Ruskin University) · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

  • MPhil or PhD with progression from MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
  • PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil in the first instance. If you want to be considered for direct entry to the PhD route then this can be discussed at interview if you are shortlisted. Please note you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this request.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Biomedical science explores our understanding of health, disease and ageing in human, animal and microbial systems. PhD candidates are encouraged to take an active role in the School's research community in areas of cancer cell biology, cardiovascular disease, microbiology and molecular biology.

Biomedical Science explores the processes of disease, from the molecular and cellular to the organ and organism level. You will be joining the Biomedical Research Group, which specialises in the molecular and cellular mechanisms underpinning the pathogenesis and aetiology of mammalian diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, myeloproliferative diseases, inflammation, thrombosis, tumorigenesis, vascular injury, and diabetes. We also have interests in G-protein coupled receptor signalling, the genetics of antibiotic resistance, virulence and evolution of bacteria.

We have a large multidisciplinary academic team ready to support you in your research, working across several research areas within the Biomedical Research Group including:

The scientific facilities available to you comprise of two tissue culture laboratories, a molecular biology research laboratory and a full microbiology suite. Our advanced laboratory equipment and techniques include tissue culture with many different cell lines, cell transfection, flow cytometry, PCR (standard and real time), protein (SDS page, western blotting), ChIP Seq, fluorescence confocal microscopy and bioinformatics.

There will be opportunities to present your work and represent us at internal, national and international scientific conferences, and you will be fully immersed in the group’s research activities. We also encourage cross-discipline interaction with other research groups in our University.

In addition to our Biomedical Science PhD, we've also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for you as a postgraduate researcher.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    36-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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