About our research

The Department of Biological and Medical Sciences is home to over 30 research groups and is organised into 4 overlapping themes underpinned by our two research centres. Our research is funded by a range of sources including BBSRC, NERC, MRC, Wellcome, and the Leverhulme Trust.

Our long-standing reputation for research excellence is underpinned by expert supervision from internationally-recognised staff and comprehensive research skills training. 

Research impact

The quality and impact of our research has been reflected in the UK government’s latest Research Excellence Framework, where the majority of our assessed research was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent. We are now building on this success and looking to the future through our recent investment of £8.5M in new laboratories and the Oxford Brookes Centre for Bioimaging to ensure our research groups are hosted in modern facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. We are also committed to provide a research environment and mentorship that allows early career researchers with the opportunity to build their independent researchers in our department including through our newly established David Fell Research Fellowship programme.

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Research degrees

We offer a number of flexible research degree opportunities including MSc by research, MPhil, PhD and PhD by published work. As well as part-time and full-time study options, we advertise a number of studentships each year through our Nigel Groome and BBSRC funded programmes.

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Health and Life Sciences Research

+44 (0) 1865 535200