Research course

Biological Sciences

Bangor University · School of Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

An upper second class honours degree is required.

Months of entry


Course content

The research work of the school covers the full spectrum of the biosciences, from environmental and ecological to cellular and molecular, including medically-related molecular research. Research areas: animal physiology and behaviour with specialisations in: crustacean neuroendocrinology, growth, reproduction; environmental physiology of aquatic organisms; fish behaviour; integrative behavioural physiology/energetics; marine mammals/conservation genetics.Cellular and molecular with specialisations in: cancer research; cell biology; dna damage checkpoints; dna repair endothelial development; entomology eukaryote chromosome dynamics/repair; eukaryotic cell control cycle; forensic acarology; human neural differentiation and cancer; intracellular host-symbiont interactions; mechanisms of mammalian signal transduction; metabolic regulation; metal-microbe interaction; microbiology of extreme environments; molecular medical/vetinary entomology; molecular parasitology; neurodegenerative genetics; neuroscience; reproductive parasites and pathogens of invertebrates; vector biology. Ecology and evolution with specialisations in: ancient DNA and long-term environmental change; behavioural ecology; biofilms; biogeochemistry of aquatic ecosystems; conservation genetics; ecology of clonal animals; ecophysiology of aquatic organisms; effects of climate change; environmental biotechnology; evolution of venomous snakes and venom; evolutionary and population genetics; evolutionary ecology and phylogeography; fisheries genetics; geographic variation in lizards, snakes and amphibians; molecular and evolutionary ecology; molecular ecology and adaptation; plant ecology; wetland biogeochemistry; wetland ecology. Plant systems and technology with specialisations in: carbon partitioning; physiology and genetics of abiotic stress resistance; physiology of plant growth, cell wall proteins and genes; plant genomics and metabolomics; plant molecular biology; plant physiology and carbon partitioning; plant water relations; plant-rhizosphere interactions; single-cell transcriptomics and metabolomics; the biophysics of growth.

Department specialisms

Cell and Molecular Biology; Ecology; Plant Physiology and Biochemistry.

Information for international students

Long experience of, and interest in, training international students.

Fees and funding

Several studentships are available. Sponsors include NERC, BBSRC, University of Wales.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
24-36 months

Course contact details

School of Biological Sciences
01248 382314