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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Reading

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Our unique blend of research in biomedicine incorporates both biomolecular studies on disease mechanisms, as well as the invention of novel mechanical/electrical engineering solutions to counter the disease state.

Our Mission

The aim of our research in Biomedical Sciences is to extend life, to ease pain, to combat disease and to enhance the healthy state. To achieve this aim, our studies are directed at understanding how both the healthy human body functions and how it fails because of the many ailments which can assail it. At Reading, we have already contributed significant knowledge to this field, and are continuing to extend understanding on multiple aspects of human health. By exploiting a range of scientific approaches, encompassing a variety of disciplines, we are tackling modern-day health problems from numerous directions.

Research within the division is central to the University's interdisciplinary research strengths in Health and Food and is thus key in driving these major themes.

What we are Researching

We are engaged in exploring many common health problems of relevance to the modern world. Such health issues include ageing, cancer, diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease, with emphasis on areas such as heart physiology, haemostasis and thrombosis. We are also investigating innovative therapies for muscular dystrophy, factors controlling fertility, and current and emerging transmissible diseases including foot and mouth disease, haemorrhagic fever, intestinal infections and MRSA. Our aim is to learn all that we can about the mechanisms governing such diseases and to apply the knowledge that we generate to enable prevention, alleviation and/or cure.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,350per year

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University information

University of Reading

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  • Campus address

    University of Reading, Whiteknights House, PO Box 217, Reading, Wokingham, RG6 6AH, England

The University of Reading is an international community with more than 25,000 students from around 160 countries.
Reading is a lively town just 22 minutes from London Paddington by train, and 45 minutes from Heathrow Airport by coach. Windsor and Oxford are also close by.
Reading supports undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students to maintain, improve and develop their academic English.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    47th out of 73

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    116 53%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%


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