Biomedical Science MPhil, PhD

Research ( full-time, part-time)

Cambridge

January, April, September

MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.

PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2.5 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3.5 to 6 years.

PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 4 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.

For further guidance on the duration of Research Degrees please refer to the Research Degrees Regulations.

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Overview

Biomedical science explores our understanding of health, disease and ageing in human, animal and microbial systems. PhD candidates are encouraged to take an active role in the School's research community in areas of cancer cell biology, cardiovascular disease, microbiology and molecular biology.

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Supervision and support

Our supervisory staff are recognised experts in their field. Their research expertise includes:

Where you'll research

Your faculty

The Faculty of Science & Engineering is one of the largest of the four faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full-time or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.

Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.

Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science, technology and engineering fields. This is key to all of our futures.

Where can I study?

Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Specialist facilities

Here are some of the facilities you’ll find within our dedicated laboratories.

  • tissue culture (developing cell transfection expression systems)
  • different cell lines (Swiss 3T3 fibroblasts, HepG2 hepatocytes and CAKI-2 kidney cells)
  • flow cytometry
  • FISH - Fluorescence in situ hybridization
  • PCR genetics (real time PCR and standard PCR)
  • biochemistry (i.e. SDS page / western blotting)
  • DNA sequencing facilities.

Fees & funding

Funding

For advice on the doctoral loan and other sources of funding, including ARU scholarships, visit our finance guide for postgraduate researchers.

You might also find The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding helpful.

ARU research

Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.

Careers

We will thoroughly equip you for your research programme and wider career. Training includes a one-week certified training programme in tissue culture, with additional technical instruction as required. Relevant courses will be introduced as required. Students are encouraged to attend departmental seminars, as well as participate in regular meetings of PhD students and post-docs. Your knowledge of current research will be enhanced, and your ability to present your work fostered.

You will also be trained in academic research skills such as scientific writing, library use, ethics and conference presentation.

Contact details

If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email SE-research@anglia.ac.uk

Entry requirements

MPhil or PhD with progression from MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.

PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.

Please note we consider candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil in the first instance. If you want to be considered for direct entry to the PhD route then this can be discussed at interview if you are shortlisted. Please note you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this request. 

If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.

Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of on-campus and online learning in September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.

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