University of Bristol

Translational Health Sciences

Translational Health Sciences is part of the Bristol Medical School. Staff and students are based in high-quality research and clinical settings across the city, including the Bristol Royal Infirmary, Southmead Hospital and the advanced laboratory facilities in the Dorothy Hodgkin Building. The school undertakes laboratory-based, translational and applied research, fostering a high level of collaboration between staff and students. It comprises a mix of basic and medically trained scientists, enabling high-quality collaborative translational and healthcare research using a wide range of techniques - from molecular biology to epidemiology. Our work focuses on clinical research and a significant part of this has translated to clinical trials that are led by the school. These include ongoing trials related to: - cardiac surgery - uveitis - childhood vaccination and anti-microbial therapy - treatment of obesity in childhood and adult life - therapies for diabetic neuropathy - treatment of early Alzheimer's disease - neurosurgical approaches to Parkinson's disease - immunotherapy and bone marrow stem cell therapy in multiple sclerosis - interventions for treatment of neonatal brain injury - type 1 diabetes prevention - improvement of outcomes from joint replacement - novel methods of glucocorticoid treatment in critical illness and inflammatory disorders - treatment of nephrotic syndrome - management of pleural disease. These studies are complemented by translational clinical studies, engaging both clinical and basic scientists. School staff are leaders in their fields, with extensive national and international research collaborations providing a wide range of skills that contribute to a first-class working environment in which to undertake interdisciplinary research and teaching.

Sponsorship information

Research council funding is restricted to UK home students. The number of opportunities available will be determined by supervisor and funding availability. Self-funding is an option.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MD Full-time GBP 4,235 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
MD Full-time GBP 9,235 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 2 Years
MD Part-time GBP 2,118 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 4 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 9,235 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Full-time GBP 4,235 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 1 Years
MSc (Res) Part-time GBP 2,118 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 9,235 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time GBP 4,235 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time GBP 2,118 per Year 1 (Home/EU) 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Clifton Campus BS8 1TH South West

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