Anaesthetics and Intensive Care PhD/MSc by Research

We collaborate closely in vocational postgraduate education with the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Committees for Higher Professional Training in both Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. We have office and clinical accommodation in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, and laboratory accommodation in the adjacent College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Course fact file

Type of Course: Doctoral research

Study Options: Full time, part time

Duration: PhD – 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time; MSc by Research – 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Start date: Research degrees may start at any time of the year, though for most this will be September each year

Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005

Details

We play a substantial role in undergraduate and postgraduate education in anaesthesia and intensive care in the West Midlands region. We collaborate closely in vocational postgraduate education with the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Committees for Higher Professional Training in both Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. We have office and clinical accommodation in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and laboratory accommodation in the adjacent College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Fees and funding

Standard fees apply, although in some projects a bench fee is also payable
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Scholarships and studentships 
A number of studentships are available each year, funded by major sponsors including the British Heart Foundation (BHF), the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Wellcome Trust, as well as national and local charities. UK/EU students should contact the School directly for further information or alternatively email sfo@contacts.bham.ac.uk

International students can often gain funding through overseas research scholarships, Commonwealth scholarships or their home government.

Entry requirements

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International students
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries – learn more about international entry requirements

Standard English language requirements apply

How to apply

When clicking on the Apply Now button you will be directed to an application specifically designed for the programme you wish to apply for where you will create an account with the University application system and submit your application and supporting documents online. Further information regarding how to apply online can be found on the How to apply pages

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Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005

Research interests of staff

Before submitting an application to the University, you will need to identify potential supervisors in your desired field of research in order that you can indicate this in your application. There will be a delay in processing your application if this information is not provided. To do this, you can browse the “research interests” tab on the course finder pages which identifies research leads by subject area.

Alternatively you can:

  • Search for an advertised postgraduate research opportunity via our Doctoral Researchers search engine
  • Browse the school websites. Most schools provide a list of research active staff and their research interests on their website.

Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005

Employability

Following graduation, Postgraduate Researchers in the College MDS gain employment in a variety of areas though with a majority continuing in research, mostly in Academia but also in the Health,  Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnology sectors.  Others pursue careers in Education, Publishing, Intellectual Property Protection, Technology Innovation, Business, and more besides.

Find out more about where our postgraduate students go

Contact

Head of College of Medical and Dental Sciences Graduate School: Professor Steve Watson

You can contact us on +44 (0)121 414 5005