Research course

Medical Sciences

Bangor University · School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering

Entry requirements

A list of academic staff within the School of Medical Sciences can be found here, alternatively, contact with an outline of your research proposal, including actual or prospective funding, and an appropriate academic will be identified within the school.

Months of entry


Course content

The School of Medical Sciences is always interested to hear from prospective PhD students who have, or are interested in applying for, funding.

Research Areas

Medical Sciences with specialisations in:

  • Rheumatic diseases
  • Inflammatory arthritis
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Behavioural neurology
  • Sensorimotor integration (on eye and limb movements)
  • Higher order sensory processing
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Neuro-rehabilitation
  • Cardiac imaging using fMRI
  • Developing the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Rendering
  • Effects of antipsychotic medication on neutrophil morphology and oxidative stress
  • Use of Quantitive Structural Activity Relations in cellular responses to antipsychotics
  • History of Medicine
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Dementia and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Evidence based healthcare
  • Translation of research evidence to practice
  • Patient reported outcome following hip replacement surgery
  • Smell and taste pathophysiology, assessment and management
  • Assessment of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
  • Transnasal fibreoptic flexible laryngo oesophagoscopy
  • Dizziness assessment and treatment
  • Catabolic effects of rheumatic diseases and effect on muscle mass and function
  • Autoimmune rheumatic diseases - prognosis, and assessment of treatment
  • Assessment of novel anti rheumatic treatment
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Sports and exercise medicine
  • Cardiac imaging and intervention
  • Cortical processes and cardiovascular
  • output
  • Cardiology and nuclear medicine
  • Clinical research into the assessment and development of new anti-cancer drugs
  • Assessment of the effects of chemotherapy
  • Intensive care medicine
  • Chronic disease patient care
  • Cardio-vascular risk factors in the severely mentally ill
  • Genetic predictors of antidepressant response
  • Mental illness in primary care patients
  • Diabetes and vascular disease

Basic Medical Research:

  • The genetics and molecular aeteology of cancer development / oncogenesis
  • Molecular mechanisms of disease related DNA repair pathways
  • The molecular basis of the cell division cycle (using human cells and model systems)
  • The molecular basis of cancer drug resistance
  • Molecular mechanisms of chromosomal translocations Molecular regulation of telomere biology
  • The role of human germ line genes in cancer development
  • The identification of new cancer-specific drug targets
  • The development of patient stratification strategies
  • Human stem cell biology
  • Human cancer stem cell biology
  • The molecular basis for human gut homeostasis
  • Molecular cancer immunology
  • Molecular autoimmunity

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

The 2014 Research Excellence Framework recognised that more than three-quarters of Bangor’s research is either world-leading or internationally excellent. Based on the University submission of 14 Units of Assessment, 77% of the research was rated in the top two tiers of research quality, ahead of the average for all UK universities.

Information for international students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Fees and funding

Please read our Fees & Finances pages for the most up to date information. You can also find out more about Postgraduate Funding & Scholarships on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    varies months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    varies months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Administrator
01248 351151