Research course

Cellular and Molecular Medicine

Institution
University of Bristol · School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
Qualifications
PhDMSc by researchMD

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a biomedical science discipline is required for entry to the PhD programme. We may consider MSc by research applications from candidates with a lower second-class degree (or international equivalent).

Applicants for the MD should be medically qualified and should consult with the graduate director before applying.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the study of cancer biology, infection and immunology, and stem cell biology.

A major refurbishment of our immunology, microbiology, virology, stem cell biology and cancer research laboratories has created an outstanding working environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Researchers in the school also have access to facilities within the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, for example the Molecular Recognition Centre and Cell Imaging, Proteomics and Wolfson Bioimaging Facility.

Staff research interests include:

  • childhood and adult cancers
  • stem cell biology
  • molecular genetics
  • developmental biology
  • haematological disorders
  • immunology
  • virology
  • bacterial antibiotic resistance
  • bacterial pathogenesis

The school focuses on translational research, in other words turning basic scientific discoveries into something that is clinically useful. Key successes of this type include the development of novel drugs, therapies and diagnostic tests, and the implementation of changes to clinical practice. Several members of staff in the school are clinicians.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72-84 months
full time
36-48 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MD

part time
48-84 months
full time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Matthew Avison
Email
fbs-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk