University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Physical Sciences for Health

This is an interdisciplinary programme that draws on skills and expertise from across the spectrum of science, engineering and medicine at Birmingham. It is based in the Centre for Doctoral Training, set up through an EPSRC award to train high quality engineering and physical science graduate students in a multidisciplinary environment.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 2.1 Honours degree in a related subject (chemistry, physics, materials science, natural sciences, computer science, engineering or mathematics).

Course modules

In the first year students follow a training programme that provides the necessary theoretical foundations, laboratory and practical skills for cross-disciplinary research at the Biomedical Interface. Core material is taught by dedicated CDT staff while detailed applications in various areas are presented as seminars by the relevant specialists including other academic staff and our industrial partners.

Assessment methods

On completion of year 1 students engage in their individual PhD Thesis research projects (often chosen as a development of one of the mini-projects). In the same way as for mini-projects, each project involves a biological system, one or more physical sciences and significant computer analysis of data generated.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,910 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
PhD with Integrated Study Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,910 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,110 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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