Research course

IBERS - Biological Sciences

Institution
Aberystwyth University · Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences
Qualifications
MPhil

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2:1 honours degree is required to study for a PhD or a MPhil.

Months of entry

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, September, October, November, December

Course content

The institute benefits from extensive contact with other research institutions in the Aberystwyth area, in particular the BBSRC Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, the Welsh Institute of Rural Studies and the Veterinary Research Centre. It also has contacts with research groups throughout the UK, Europe and North America.

IBERS provides an intellectual environment in which researchers can share and explore ideas across traditional agricultural, grassland, rural, environmental and biological science disciplines, and work in multidisciplinary teams that draw upon the wide range of life science and social science expertise in Aberystwyth University.

IBERS carries out high quality, novel internationally important science in plant, animal and microbial sciences, agriculture, cell biology and physiology, genomics parasitology, ecology, plant and animal breeding/reproduction, social sciences and evolutionary processes together with integrating expertise to enable holistic and systems approaches.

The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) have shown IBERS to be a major and developing force in research within its field.

Department specialisms

Algal and Plant Biochemistry; Biotransformation and Biodegradation; Epithelial Function and Development; Medicinal Chemistry; Organic Photochromic Compounds; Protein Trafficking.

Information for international students

Please see: www.aber.ac.uk/en/international

Fees and funding

BBSRC, NERC, charities, industry, Aberystwyth Postgraduate Research Studentships, Aberystwyth International Postgraduate Research Studentships, department, KESS + more
Please see www.aber.ac.uk/en/postgrad/funding-fees

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Mrs Michelle Allen
Email
myd@aber.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1970 622315
Fax
+44 (0)1970 621981