Postgraduate study

Postgraduate training in cellular and molecular medicine is organised through the Faculty of Life Sciences Graduate School. We are well equipped to undertake basic research in many areas of cellular and molecular medicine, particularly in the areas of immunology, molecular biology, molecular genetics, cancer, stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, virology and aspects of medical microbiology.

Research programmes

We encourage proposals for a PhD/MD/MSc by Research project of your choosing.

Start the process by contacting an individual principal investigator relevant to your research interests, or find out more about our research in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine.

We also often have pre-defined research projects available for the MSc by Research.


M.Sc. by Research degrees can be supported by student loans.

Most of our Ph.D. or MD students are part of Research Council or Charity-funded Ph.D. programmes or come as international students with support of their home governments, though this is not a requirement. Ph.D. programmes with CMM staff as potential mentors include but are not restricted to the following programmes:

Admission is handled by the programmes, not the School, and applications should be made via the University of Bristol website. In addition, occasional single fully funded Ph.D. positions in the School are advertised on find a phd. Applicants bringing their own support for their Ph.D. studies usually identify a potential mentor and discuss projects before submitting a formal application to the School. The research interests of our staff that underpin potential projects are listed on the University of Bristol postgraduate pages.

Additional funding opportunities are listed on the Graduate School website.

Postgraduate visits and open days

The University hosts events for prospective students throughout the year, including our main postgraduate open day in November.

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Contact us

For any queries about applying for our programmes, contact the Postgraduate Admissions office:

Phone: +44 (0)117 331 1535

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