Research course

PhD (Medicine)

University of Southampton · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

If you are enthusiastic about developing your career in scientific or clinical research, you should consider our PhD programme. Full- and part-time study opportunities are available in a wide range of specialist areas, from biomedicine to research in clinical environments and population-based statistical studies. You will undertake laboratory-based research at our modern facilities at University Hospital Southampton or community-based projects in a variety of settings, including general practice, hospitals, community and outpatient clinics, and patients’ homes.

During your project, you will be supervised by a small team of academics who are experts in your field of study. Your academic work will be supplemented by comprehensive training in research skills, statistics, critical appraisal and laboratory techniques. You will receive training in transferable skills such as communication, presentation skills and academic writing.

For further information, please visit our website.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Research councils, NIHR, UK-based charities, UK government departments, University studentships, industrial and commercial organisations, overseas governments and institutions.

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-84 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 23 8120 6685