Research course

Clinical and Experimental Medicine

University of Surrey · Faculty of Health and Medical 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 us to discuss your experience and qualifications.

Months of entry

October, April

Course content

The Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine’s spectrum of research ranges from first use of molecules in man (phase I trials) through to real-world evidence studies using routinely collected data.

Our PhDs are traditional, UK-style PhD programmes; at the end of your time as a PhD researcher at Surrey, you will be expected to submit an extended thesis that demonstrates your ability to pursue academically rigorous scholarly research and makes an original contribution to knowledge.

As a PhD student at Surrey, you will be part of an internationally-diverse community of over 120 doctoral researchers. As part of your studies, you will undertake a tailored programme of formal research training in methods and methodology.

The School of Biosciences offers a programme of research seminars and you will be encouraged and supported in presenting your work at national and international conferences. PhD researchers also organise and run their own annual research conference at the University of Surrey.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

You may be considered for a Faculty postgraduate research studentship to cover fees and an annual stipend.

Qualification and course duration


full time
30-48 months
part time
60-96 months

Course contact details