Integrated PhD (4 years)

Integrated PhD (4 years)

Programme overview

The College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences brings together internationally renowned experts and state-of-the-art facilities to improve health and quality of life for humans and animals across the globe. We are home to over 2,000 staff and 5,000 students and have an annual turnover of £205m. We provide a wide range of flexible Integrated PhD (IPhD) programmes, allowing students to combine Masters level teaching with their chosen research direction. IPhDs can be carried out under the following themes:

  • Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences
  • Health and wellbeing (including public health, primary care and health economics)
  • Cancer Sciences
  • Neuroscience & Psychology
  • Molecular, Cell & Systems Biology
  • Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine
  • Infection, Immunity and Inflammation
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Nursing 

Structure and delivery

Completion of taught Masters level modules before entering a research PhD will provide students with a valuable introduction to academic topics and research methods, whilst providing key training in laboratory skills and the critical evaluation of research data. These modules will be completed in year 1, alongside students on our Masters programmes.

Our ethos of research-led teaching allows students to hone their research ideas and discuss these with potential PhD supervisors during year 1. Upon successful completion of the taught component students will progress to their research degree in year 2, in the area they have identified. Students will then complete the research component, receiving all the support and opportunities provided to our postgraduate research students, completing an examinable piece of independent research by the end of the programme.

Entry requirements

Upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject area. In addition, IELTS, where required, at 6.5 (with no component less than 6.0). 


£4,260 UK/EU
£20,150 outside EU

Additional fees for all students:

  • Submission by a research student £480
  • Submission for a higher degree by published work £1,200 
  • Submission of thesis after deadline lapsed £300 
  • Submission by staff in receipt of staff scholarship £680 
  • Research students registered as non-supervised Thesis Pending students (50% refund will be granted if the student completes thesis within the first six months of the period) £270 
  • General Council fee £50

Depending on the nature of the research project, some students will be expected to pay a bench fee to cover additional costs. The exact amount will be provided in the offer letter.