Foundation Phase (Year 1)
Tutorials - A range of workshops, seminars and practical sessions. Topics include Molecular and Cell Biology; Biomedicine; Immunology and Infection; Data Analysis, modelling and simulation; History of Biomedicine.
Research Projects - You will undertake 3 research projects (1 group-based, 2 individual). The group project develops basic biological laboratory skills and data collection and team-working skills essential for effective interdisciplinary biomedical research. The individual projects are “rotations”, allowing you to gain experience of different techniques and approaches in different research environments; stretching and diversification from your scientific background is encouraged.
Professional Development - You will benefit from a balanced programme of training in broader research-related skills to enhance your career prospects (eg Individual and Team Working; Science Communication; Public Engagement). This is tailored to individual needs, taking into account previous experience and future career aims.
Thesis Development - At the end of the Foundation Phase, you will develop (and submit for approval to the programme committee) a project proposal for your PhD thesis. You will have the chance to work with interdisciplinary supervisors drawn from across the University’s departments and research centres.
Research Phase (Years 2-4)
Focus on your PhD research project with submission of your thesis by end of Year 4. On-going group activities, (e.g. workshops, journal clubs, research symposia), skills training and outreach activities.