Graduate School Philosophy

Graduate School Philosophy

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences is composed of seven research Institutes (Cancer Sciences; Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences; Health and Wellbeing; Infection, Immunity and Inflammation; Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine;  Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology and Neuroscience and Psychology) and three Schools (Medicine, Dentistry and Nursing; Veterinary Medicine; Life Sciences).

Each Institute and School is designed to enhance multidisciplinary approaches to tackle major national and global bioscience and biomedical challenges. The one Graduate School supports all postgraduates in our Schools and Institutes, implementing best practice for training and support.

We provide a vibrant, supportive and stimulating environment where all our postgraduate students experience an excellent multidisciplinary research environment, excellence in supervision and mentoring, interactive discussion groups and seminars and an atmosphere that fosters critical cultural policy and research analysis at its best. We aim to produce students confident in embracing new techniques and skills required to answer their particular research problems.
Our over-arching aim is to provide a research training environment that includes:

  • provision of excellent facilities and cutting edge techniques;
  • training in essential research and generic skills;  
  • synergy between research groups and areas; 
  • extensive multidisciplinary and collaborative research; 
  • extensive external collaborations both within and beyond the UK;  
  • a robust generic skills programme including opportunities in social and commercial training. 

We aim to provide excellent support for our postgraduates through dedicated postgraduate convenors, highly trained supervisors and pastoral support for each student.