Postgraduate research study at Biomedical Science

Postgraduate research study

We are part of a major international university with an excellent record in training postgraduate students and a commitment to training the next generation of leading scientists. Our internationally renowned research combines the traditional disciplines of Anatomy and Physiology alongside innovative research programmes in Animal Models of Human Disease, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine.

We offer a selection of PhD research degrees as well as five taught masters courses. Join us and you'll study at this multi-disciplinary nature of Biomedicine with the opportunity to gain high-level professional training in a world-class research environment. The life-blood of the department is its research and many of our most important publications are based on work by our graduate research students.

In the Research Excellence Framework 2014, we're number one in the UK for the impact and quality of our medical research, alongside other departments at the University of Sheffield. We're in the top five for our biological science research.

PhD research degrees

We recruit a number of high quality PhD students every year to work on a range of projects linked to our research themes or within our associated research centres. Studentships are offered as standard three to four year PhD programmes, or as a PhD with Integrated Studies, depending on the source of supported funding.

Research themes in BMS | Research centres

We have a limited number of Faculty of Science Scholarships which are open to UK, EU and overseas students, which will be allocated by competitive interview. We also welcome at any time applications from excellent students of any nationality who are self-funded or who wish to compete for external scholarships they have identified. For further information about funding your study see our Fees and Funding section.

Latest PhD opportunities

PhD projects (for entry 2017/18) are usually advertised at the beginning of the first academic semester, typically late Autumn. However, projects often become available at other times in the year, and if you have a particular interest in one of our research areas, then it is worth contacting us to find out what other opportunities there may be. See:

MSc postgraduate taught courses

We offer one-year postgraduate masters courses in Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease, Sensory Neuroscience and our latest course Genomic Approaches to Drug Discovery.

These rapidly expanding areas of biomedical research with their insights into disease mechanisms and exciting therapeutic potential offer excellent employment opportunities for graduates trained in these disciplines.

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PhD in Biomedical Science with Integrated Studies

Students with access to appropriate funding may enrol in our PhD with Integrated Studies programme. This unique course route incorporates one of our highly successful MSc courses as the first year. It then goes on to offer an opportunity to pursue a three year PhD in a Biomedical Science research laboratory.

Entry qualifications and fees are similar to the MSc programmes. Progression to the PhD study is contingent on students obtaining a Pass with Merit in the MSc at the end of their first year.

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PG Cert in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (BMST30)

This course offers comprehensive training in aspects of molecular cellular and developmental biology, with particular emphasis on animal systems. It represents an excellent refresher or top up for students wishing to acquire new skills for employment, or to equip them for higher degrees, such as MSc or PhD.

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