Research course

Life, Health and Chemical Sciences

Institution
Open University · Department of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

The normal minimum entrance requirement is an upper second class honours degree or masters degree, relevant to the proposed area of study, from a recognised higher education institution in the UK.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences brings together world-class researchers from the disciplines of neuroscience, psychology, cell and molecular biology, immunology, medicinal chemistry, materials chemistry and genetics.

The School undertakes to develop internationally recognised interdisciplinary research within key areas of the biomedical sciences, analytical sciences and materials chemistry. Our research focuses on the design of novel therapeutic agents and diagnostic tools, the molecular and cellular processes underlying diseases with significant impact in society, and the fundamentals of neurobiology and behaviour. Research in the School into novel materials is linked to multiple industrial applications, for example, healthcare technologies and sensor applications.

The School has a vibrant research culture that facilitates collaborative alliances across scientific disciplines. It provides a nurturing scientific home for doctoral and post-doctoral researchers at the outset of their careers and those seeking to achieve success in their fields. We are committed to providing an integrated research support system of laboratories, and highly skilled technical staff in order to meet our scientific aims: to continue to forge technological and translational development partnerships and to train the next generation of scientists. The additional value we can offer to candidates in these areas is the increasingly integrated approach taken by The Open University across STEM subjects. Cross-faculty collaboration provides unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research, science outreach and science communication.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
15 months
part time
24 months

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Administrative Support
Email
STEM-LHCS-Admin@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 655808