Graduate School Philosophy

We Want You To Succeed

Our goal is to produce students confident in embracing new techniques and skills required to answer their particular research problems.

And through dedicated postgraduate convenors, highly trained supervisors and pastoral care for each student, you will receive excellent support as a postgraduate. 

The overall aim is to provide you with a research training environment involving:

  • the 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. 


Research Institutes and Schools

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
  • 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.

MVLS Graduate School supports all postgraduate students in our Schools and Institutes, implementing best practice for training and support.