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Medical Sciences PhD/MPhil

Course Info

  • Institution
  • Destination
    United Kingdom
  • Intakes
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Fee
    £ 16,000 / Year


The School of Medical Sciences is always interested to hear from prospective PhD students who have, or are interested in applying for, funding.

Research Areas
Medical Sciences with specialisations in:
Rheumatic diseases
Inflammatory arthritis
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Behavioural neurology
Sensorimotor integration (on eye and limb movements)
Higher order sensory processing
Cardiac imaging using fMRI
Developing the use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Rendering
Effects of antipsychotic medication on neutrophil morphology and oxidative stress
Use of Quantitive Structural Activity Relations in cellular responses to antipsychotics
History of Medicine
Parkinson’s disease
Dementia and neurodegenerative diseases
Evidence based healthcare
Translation of research evidence to practice
Patient reported outcome following hip replacement surgery
Smell and taste pathophysiology, assessment and management
Assessment of Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
Transnasal fibreoptic flexible laryngo oesophagoscopy
Dizziness assessment and treatment
Catabolic effects of rheumatic diseases and effect on muscle mass and function
Autoimmune rheumatic diseases - prognosis, and assessment of treatment
Assessment of novel anti rheumatic treatment
Respiratory Medicine
Orthopaedic surgery
Sports and exercise medicine
Cardiac imaging and intervention
Cortical processes and cardiovascular
Cardiology and nuclear medicine
Clinical research into the assessment and development of new anti-cancer drugs
Assessment of the effects of chemotherapy
Intensive care medicine
Chronic disease patient care
Cardio-vascular risk factors in the severely mentally ill
Genetic predictors of antidepressant response
Mental illness in primary care patients
Diabetes and vascular disease
Basic Medical Research:

The genetics and molecular aeteology of cancer development / oncogenesis
Molecular mechanisms of disease related DNA repair pathways
The molecular basis of the cell division cycle (using human cells and model systems)
The molecular basis of cancer drug resistance
Molecular mechanisms of chromosomal translocations Molecular regulation of telomere biology
The role of human germ line genes in cancer development
The identification of new cancer-specific drug targets
The development of patient stratification strategies
Human stem cell biology
Human cancer stem cell biology
The molecular basis for human gut homeostasis
Molecular cancer immunology
Molecular autoimmunity