Candidates should have a good honours degree (upper second) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or health and social care 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
As a PhD student at Surrey, you’ll receive individual tuition in your specialist field, as well as tailored research training.
Close links with practice are encouraged, and many research projects include collaborative work. There are regular research seminars and student-led discussions on methodology and other research issues. We actively encourage collaborations between medical researchers from other disciplines, clinicians and NHS colleagues.
At the heart of our PhD programmes are the regular meetings that you will have with your supervisors. In the first year, you will – with the guidance and support of your supervisors – lay the foundations of your research by refining your research proposal, engaging with the literature and planning the structure of your work, based on an agreed timetable. Your supervisors will guide you on how to present at conferences and the process of getting published.
Examples of positions achieved by our students after studying for their postgraduate qualification at Surrey include:
- Clinical research nurse
- Consultant nurse
- Consultant endocrinologist
- General medical practitioner
- Clinical quality auditor
Information for international students
IELTS minimum overall: 7.0
IELTS minimum by component: 6.5
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
Fees and funding
Every year we offer a number of funded studentships. These are advertised on the Faculty studentships and scholarships page as and when they become available.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
- 01483 682 222