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Integrated PhD Biomedical Science - Cell Biology and Immunology of Cancer

Our four year Integrated PhD programme reflects some of the major research strengths of the University, and is available in three pathways.

Introducing your degree

Our four year Integrated PhD in Biomedical Science - Cell Biology and Immunology of Cancer degree has been designed to produce the next generation of leaders in cancer research, one of the major research strengths of the University of Southampton. The PhD degree programme provides broad training in the intellectual and practical basis of scientific research as well as a focused individual research experience. The combination of a choice of laboratory rotations and a three year project offers an enhanced student experience to better prepare you for a career in scientific research.

Our four year Integrated PhD in Biomedical Science has been designed to produce the next generation of leaders in cancer research, one of the major research strengths of the University of Southampton.

View the programme specification for this course for 2019/20 entrants

View the programme specification for this course for 2020/21 entrants

To Apply

Click here to apply for our Integrated PhD in the Cell Biology and Immunology of Cancer.

If you would like more information please contact the Faculty of Medicine Graduate School: pgrapply.FM@soton.ac.uk

On submission of your application you will automatically be considered for any available Faculty of Medicine studentships for which you are eligible.

Key facts

You can apply using our online form. Find out more about applying for postgraduate study. You will also need to provide us with transcripts and references. You can select a pathway from the three available.

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Cytotoxic T-cells on a tumor cell
Cytotoxic T-cells on a tumor cell

Duration

Four years full time.

An intermediate award of MRes is made after successful completion of the first year.

Typical entry requirements

An upper second-class Honours degree (or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University).

English language: IELTS 7.0 or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University is required for speakers of other languages.

Selection process

How to apply

Click here to apply for our Integrated PhD in the Cell Biology and Immunology of Cancer.

If you would like more information please contact the Faculty of Medicine Graduate School: pgrapply.FM@soton.ac.uk

Closing dates and interviews

All Integrated PhD Studentships will be advertised on our Studentships web page.

Applicants invited to interview will be asked to give a short presentation as part of the selection process.

For more information please contact the Faculty of Medicine Graduate School: pgrapply.FM@soton.ac.uk

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This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about equivalent entry requirements and qualifications for your country.

Typical course content

Studying high-quality basic science, delivered in a clinically relevant way, will enable you to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for a career in academia, health, industry and other related sectors.

Our research themes include basic and translational immunology, immunotherapy and DNA vaccines, as well as the molecular and genetic study of cancer to understand mechanisms of disease proliferation, invasion and cell death.

In year 1 you will choose three laboratory rotation projects within the Cancer Sciences Division, which will give you the opportunity to work with our research groups who are at the cutting edge of tumour biology and immunology.  Lab rotations are supplemented with taught specialist and advanced research skills modules.  You will also learn diverse practical skills in a range of areas which will help you make an informed choice about the project you will undertake over the following three years.  Successful completion of year 1 is marked with the award of MRes.

Research Skills for Biomedical Sciences

This module aims to provide you with a learning environment in which you can gain an understanding of the true philosophy of research from initial ideas to the application of the findings. We will be using a variety of learning and teaching methods that we hope you will find stimulating and helpful.

On completion of this module you should have gained a sound understanding of statistics and be able to develop a hypothesis as well as plan a research project.

Cell Biology

All students on the Integrated PhD Programme will take the Cell Biology module. The module aims to provide you with an understanding of molecular cell biology and mechanisms of regulation and adaptation; to develop your skills in critical appraisal of previously published research; and to enhance your oral skills required for the presentation and interpretation of data. You will be assessed by journal review, presentation and contribution to discussions.

Immunology

Students on the Cell Biology and Immunology of Cancer pathway take the Immunology module. The module aims to provide you with an understanding of basic immunological mechanisms, how these are altered by disease and how they can contribute to disease management; to develop your skills in critical appraisal of previously published research; and to enhance your oral skills required for the presentation and interpretation of data.

Tuition fees

Fees for postgraduate research degrees vary across the University. All fees are listed for UK, EU and international full-time and part-time students alphabetically by course name.

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Funding

Scholarships, bursaries, sponsorships or grants may be available to support you through your course. Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or your country of origin. These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.

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Study locations

University Hospital Southampton

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

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