By applying non-targeted and targeted metabolomics approaches to the study of human diseases and ageing in large-scale studies, you can develop stratified medicine to benefit not only patients in the UK, but across the world.
You will work amongst the very best researchers to produce original and distinctive world-leading research, with the ultimate goal to translate research into treatments that transform patient care by targeting the specific needs of the individual.
The Metabolism and Systems Research programme from University of Birmingham is intended for students who wish to obtain high quality research training that will enable them to conduct independent investigative research.
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In the College of Medical and Dental Sciences our Times Graduate Prospects score (based on the 2017/18 Graduate Outcomes survey) is 95.1% for UK First Degree graduates, rising to 96.4% in graduate-level work or study for Postgraduate Researchers 15 months after leaving. Across all respondents to the Graduate Outcomes survey from MDS, over 95% agreed that their activity post-graduation was ‘meaningful’, with 93% stating that their ambitions were ‘on track’.
A high proportion of our postgraduate research students go onto roles such as Research fellow/ postdoctoral researcher, medical writer, scientist/ research scientist in the pharmaceutical industry, and clinical trial coordinator.
Programme StructureYou can choose from a wide range of research areas within Metabolism and Systems covering:
- Metabolism and metabolic disease - Cell metabolism, steroid metabolism, energy metabolism, exercise, nutrition, obesity and diabetes and their systemic consequences
- Hormones and Reproduction - Fertility, the developing fetus, early miscarriage and other complications of pregnancy, maternal health, newborn health
- Hormones, Immunity and Inflammation - Steroid hormone metabolism and action in antibacterial response, immunomodulation, and inflammatory diseases
- Hormones, Metabolism and Cancer - Hormonal regulation of tumorigenesis, cancer metabolism, hormone-producing and hormone-dependent cancers
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
Research degrees may start at any time of the year
DisciplinesPublic Health Natural Sciences Health Sciences View 1772 other Masters in Health Sciences in United Kingdom
2:1 honours degree in a subject relevant to the research area you applying to.
International24780 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24780 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
National4565 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4565 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
- UK: £2,283, part-time
- International: £12,390, part-time
Living costs for Birmingham
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