Faculty of Medicine

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology

ชีวเวชศาสตร์และชีวเทคโนโลยี

Quick Information

HIGHLIGHTS

4

YearS Full-time

Duration

  • One of Asia’s Leading Medical Schools
  • Excellence in Research and International Opportunities
  • High Employability

ADMISSION

CONTACT PROGRAM

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology (International Program)
Graduate Affairs, Faculty of Medicine

Chulalongkorn University

+66 2256 4475
+66 2256 4663 Ext.14
jointchulaliverpool@gmail.com

Overview

The Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology is an International Joint-Degree program, which is a cooperation between the Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, and the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool. Our program aims at producing highly-qualified researchers specializing in biomedical sciences and biotechnology who are skillful in the application of advanced technologies and innovations that meet international standards.  Our focuses on in-depth research will create a new body of knowledge in the fields of biomedical sciences and biotechnology.  

Students can choose to enrol either in Chulalongkorn University or University of Liverpool. They will be provided with access to the electronic systems of both institutions. Every student will be assigned at least two supervisors: at least one from University of Liverpool and one from Chulalongkorn University. Students will spend a minimum of 12 months at each institution. During their period of study, students may undertake the University of Liverpool’s Teaching for Researchers Program, and other suitable courses to develop their learning and teaching skills. In such cases, the students may spend more than 12 months in Liverpool. The joint Ph.D. award will be certified by a single certificate carrying the crests of both partner institutions.

WHY this program
at Chula

1

One of Asia’s Leading Medical Schools

The faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University is ranked in the top 50 of Asia’s leading medical schools by QS World University Rankings in 2018.  Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020, based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) ranks Chulalongkorn among 101-200 (among 766 universities from 85 countries). The Faculty of Medicine is also certified by the World Federation for Medical Education (WFME).  We publish over 400 publications in international journals annually.  We also have close cooperation and strategic partnerships with over 100 leading medical institutions and medical research from around the world, e.g. WHO, NIH, MD Anderson Cancer Institutes, and University of Liverpool, to name a few.  This is strong evidence of our highest teaching and learning standards and our strong commitment to world excellence.

2

Excellence in Research and International Opportunities

Our program focuses mainly on in-depth research in various areas of biomedical sciences and biotechnology to create a new body of knowledge. Key Research Areas are Back pain, foot, and ankle disorders / Diabetic foot care / Clinical virology / Molecular epidemiology / Epigenetics of cancer and aging / Immunogenetics of autoimmune disease / Lymphatic filariasis / Tropical diseases / Mendelian disorders / Congenital anomalies / Mutation analyses / Molecular and biology of medical viruses / Molecular mechanisms of diseases with genetic susceptibility / Nanomedicine / Nanotechnology / Drug delivery / Neurodegeneration / Glial toxicity / Brain iron / Rabies and other encephalitides / Snake venoms / Tumor angiogenesis / Diabetic endothelial dysfunction / Virus / host factors and outcome of viral infectious diseases etc. We also encourage our students to publish their work in recognized international journals and to present their work at international conferences.

3

High Employability

Our graduates are skilled and knowledgeable in cutting-edge research which contributes to a new body of knowledge that can be applied to patients care.  Many of our students produce internationally accepted research projects and findings that they received numerous awards bringing great reputation to our Faculty and the university.  They are highly sought after by famous international companies, as well as reputable educational institutions to work as postdoc researchers and/or lecturers.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates can become professors and researchers for both local and international educational and research institutions.  They can work in many faculties including Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Veterinary, Faculty of Medical Technology, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Health Science, and other related Public Health fields.

Admission

There are 2 schemes of studies: 

  • For master’s degree graduates; and 
  • For bachelor’s degree graduates.

For course details and program structure, please visit our website or e-mail us at jointchulaliverpool@gmail.com.

Qualifications of applicants

Scheme 2.1) For master’s degree graduates:

  • Hold a master’s degree in health sciences, or biological science.  
  • Other qualifications per Chulalongkorn Graduate School’s announcement in each academic year or the approval of the Program Committee.

Scheme 2.2) For bachelor’s degree graduates:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in medicine, dentistry, veterinary, health sciences,  or biological science with honors.  
  • Other qualifications per Chulalongkorn Graduate School’s announcement in each academic year or the approval of the Program Committee.

The required English language score:

A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no score lower than 5.5 in all bands) or a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 88.

How to apply

Graduate Affairs, Faculty of Medicine, 
Chulalongkorn University, Rama 4 Rd., 
Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand.

Academic Calendar Year

The program operates on a semester system: a) First semester from August – December; b) Second semester from January – May.

Contact

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Biomedical Sciences and Biotechnology (International Program)

Graduate Affairs, Faculty of Medicine

Chulalongkorn University

Rama 4 Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

Tel
+66 2256 4475
+66 2256 4663 Ext.14

Email
jointchulaliverpool@gmail.com

ผลผลิตของจุฬาฯ คือ การผลิตบัณฑิต สร้างคนคุณภาพสู่สังคม

ศาสตราจารย์ ดร.บัณฑิต เอื้ออาภรณ์ อธิการบดี จุฬาลงกรณ์มหาวิทยาลัย