Research course

Biochemistry and Physiology

University of Surrey · Department of Biochemical Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or industry may be acceptable. Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, independent study is essential, as is a good command of the English language. Please contact the Faculty Graduate School to discuss your experience and qualifications.

Months of entry

January, October, July, April

Course content

The School of Biosciences and Medicine is home to a vibrant research community and has well-established collaborations with industry and clinical practice.

Our academics are engaged in world-leading discovery and translational research to improve human and animal health. We use biochemical and molecular techniques to tackle a wide range of problems, including cancer, vaccine biology, diet, infectious diseases, sleep, addiction and cardiovascular disease.

Department specialisms

Cancer; Cardiovascular Disease; Computational and Systems Biology; Sleep, Chronobiology and Addiction; Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes; Exercise and Musculo-Skeletal Health; Physical Activity and Vascular Function

Information for international students

IELTS minimum overall: 7.0, IELTS minimum by component: 6.5

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Research Councils, Government, charities, industry, university, School funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
33-48 months
part time
45-96 months


part time
24-60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01483 689730