Research course

Translational Health Sciences

Institution
University of Bristol · Bristol Medical School
Qualifications
PhDMSc by researchMD

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a biological or related science or medical subject.

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

Translational Health Sciences is part of the Bristol Medical School. Staff and students are based in high-quality research and clinical settings across the city, including the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Southmead Hospital and the advanced laboratory facilities in the Dorothy Hodgkin Building. The school undertakes laboratory-based, translational and applied research, fostering a high level of collaboration between staff and students. It comprises a mix of basic and medically trained scientists, enabling high-quality collaborative translational and healthcare research using a wide range of techniques - from molecular biology to epidemiology.

Our work focuses on clinical research and a significant part of this has translated to clinical trials that are led by the school. These include ongoing trials related to:

  • cardiac surgery
  • uveitis
  • childhood vaccination and anti-microbial therapy
  • treatment of obesity in childhood and adult life
  • therapies for diabetic neuropathy
  • treatment of early Alzheimer's disease
  • neurosurgical approaches to Parkinson's disease
  • immunotherapy and bone marrow stem cell therapy in multiple sclerosis
  • interventions for treatment of neonatal brain injury
  • type 1 diabetes prevention
  • improvement of outcomes from joint replacement
  • novel methods of glucocorticoid treatment in critical illness and inflammatory disorders
  • treatment of nephrotic syndrome
  • management of pleural disease


These studies are complemented by translational clinical studies, engaging both clinical and basic scientists.

School staff are leaders in their fields, with extensive national and international research collaborations providing a wide range of skills that contribute to a first-class working environment in which to undertake interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MD
    part time
    48-84 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    24-60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This research degree is also available via distance learning.

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Email
fohs-pgadmissions@bristol.ac.uk