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PhD/MSc by Research On Campus

Metabolism and Systems Research

University of Birmingham

12 months
Duration
24780 GBP/year
4565 GBP/year
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Tuition fee
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About

The Metabolism and Systems Research programme from University of Birmingham will provide you with the skills necessary to contribute to research affecting the bespoke processes that occur in our bodies, both normal and abnormal.

Overview

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.

Career

  • Ranked 1st as being the most targeted University by top graduate recruiters in the 2021 UK High Fliers Research report.  
  • 11th for employability in the Guardian University Guide 2021.
  • Ranked as 85th in the world for employer reputation by QS World University rankings.
  • Listed as 10th in the UK in The Global Employability University Ranking 2020 in the Times Higher Education, which lists the top 250 universities most frequently selected by global employers.

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 Structure

You 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Research degrees may start at any time of the year

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

2:1 honours degree in a subject relevant to the research area you applying to.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24780 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    4565 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based 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

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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