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Clinical and Biomedical Sciences

Postgraduate research

Research overview

As a postgraduate student in Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, you will be part of a thriving community, benefiting from quality research-led teaching and supervision, as well as access to outstanding facilities. We can offer a wide range of supervision across our core research areas but we are also involved with interdisciplinary research with other departments in the University of Exeter.

  • Based in both Exeter and Truro, we operate across the whole of the South West.
  • Research at the cutting-edge of health innovation, making a difference across the world.
  • High-quality research referenced by other academics in major journals across the world.
  • Close-working relationship with the National Health Service (NHS) - our priorities will continue to reflect national needs and priorities.
  • Commitment to high-quality applied medical research spanning from the basic biomedical to applied health services.
  • Research into new diagnostic techniques including computer-assisted diagnosis and thermal imaging techniques.

In Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, our research delivers direct benefit to patients, the NHS and the pharmaceutical industry. Its aim is to understand the underlying molecular and genetic basis of disease and to apply this knowledge in innovative ways that lead to improved treatment and a better quality of life for patients.


You can expect:

  • High-quality research supervision to develop and nurture your potential
  • A tailored supervision approach to help best suit your requirements
  • Accessible supervisors who are enthusiastic about working directly with postgraduate research students
  • Regular timetabled meetings with your supervisor
  • 'Open door' policy to all postgraduate students - instant access to world-leading researchers who will share their expertise and ideas with you
  • Regular meetings with your supervisory team, other members of your research group, and mentors