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Course summary

The School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the study of cancer biology, infection and immunology, and regenerative medicine. Ongoing refurbishment of our immunology, microbiology, virology, regenerative medicine and cancer research laboratories has created an outstanding working environment with state-of-the-art facilities. Researchers in the school also have access to facilities within the Faculty of Life Sciences, for example the Molecular Recognition Centre and Cell Imaging, Proteomics and Wolfson Bioimaging Facility. Staff research interests include:

  • childhood and adult cancers
  • regenerative medicine
  • molecular genetics
  • developmental biology
  • haematological disorders
  • immunology
  • virology
  • bacterial antibiotic resistance
  • bacterial pathogenesis.
The school combines basic research with a focus on translation, in other words turning basic scientific discoveries into something that is clinically useful. Key successes of this type include the development of novel drugs, therapies and diagnostic tests, and the implementation of changes to clinical practice. Several members of staff in the school are clinicians. We have a list of pre-defined research projects available for the MSc by Research. Start date not fixed. Preferable start dates are January 2024, April 2024, July 2024, September 2024. Please see the programme page on our website for more information.

Assessment method

https://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/media/postgraduate/admissions-statements/2024/phd-cellular-molecular-medicine.pdf


How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website: www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a biomedical science discipline is required for entry to the PhD programme. We may consider MSc by research applications from candidates with a lower second-class degree (or international equivalent). Applicants for the MD should be medically qualified and should consult with the graduate director before applying. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4758 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4758 Year 1
Scotland £4758 Year 1
Wales £4758 Year 1
Channel Islands £4758 Year 1
EU £26000 Year 1
International £26000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Cellular and Molecular Medicine at University of Bristol - UCAS