PhD/MSc by Research Metabolism and Systems Research
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.
|Duration:||1 year (Full-Time MSc by Research)
2 years (Part-Time MSc by Research)
3 years (Full-Time PhD)
6 years (Part-Time PhD)
|Tuition Fee:||£26,040 per year full-time
£13,020 per year part-time
|Location:||Birmingham, United Kingdom|
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.
- 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
“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”
Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology
- 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.