Research course

Biosciences

Institution
Brunel University, London · Biomedical Engineering and Healthcare Technologies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

The general University entrance requirement for registration for a research degree is normally a First or Upper Second Class Honours degree.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

With a changing global landscape and increasing personal and professional pressures on our lives, the science of wellbeing, prevention and cure is more important than ever.

Studying a PhD at Brunel gives you the opportunity to carry out some of the most important work of the 21st century to advance scientific knowledge and to better understand, treat and develop cures for a wide range of human diseases.

You’ll learn alongside our world-renowned biomedical sciences academics who are involved in the highest quality research generating novel and repurposed solutions to combat a range of medical challenges. Our enthusiastic academics are particularly research-active in cancer genetics, diagnosis and treatment, infection and immunity as well as human health and ageing. We also have experts in genomic medicine, structure and stability, DNA repair and stem cell biology.

You’ll study your biomedical sciences PhD in our newly refurbished laboratories with a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to bring out the best in your research. As a research student you'll benefit from the latest work by internationally-renowned academics and the support of our Graduate School.

Research profile

Our academics are internationally renowned scientists in their fields of expertise and are involved in making major advances and breakthroughs in human diseases and syndromes, including breast, prostate and skin cancer, leukaemia, progeria (premature ageing), tuberculosis, malaria, aspergillus infection, trinucleotide repeat diseases and normal ageing. Our academics are also involved in the development of 21st century treatments for disease, such as: novel vaccines; stem cell, gene and antibody therapies; novel drug development; artificial biomaterials and, with advancing mechanistic understanding of cell and molecula biological processes.

Biosciences at Brunel offer a research environment with projects at the cutting edge of modern biomedical research. Our research is internationally regarded and offers talented researchers the opportunity to work in a range of specialist areas including Nuclear & Genome Organisation, Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis & Therapeutics, Genetic Disease, Ageing, Immunology & Infection, Radiobiology and Endocrinology.

As a member of the Division of Biosciences you will:

  • Join an internationally recognised environment for research excellence.
  • Be part of an expert community that publishes world-leading research and work with scientists who are leaders in their respective fields.
  • Enjoy being part of a well-resourced, collegial research environment - all our research students are based in our dedicated postgraduate study rooms alongside academic staff offices and play a full part in the activities of the Division.

Information for international students

All international students must show evidence that they meet the English requirement for their course of study: IELTS 7 (with no less than 6.0 in any section). This applies even if English is the native language of your home country.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4327
International students
£18720

We offer a range of PhD studentships, partial scholarships, and academic prizes, to help with your research fees. Explore external funding, particularly the Research Councils, as well as other support.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
38 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Enquiries
Email
enquiries@brunel.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1895 265599