Research course

Biomolecular Processes

Queen's University Belfast · Biomolecular Processes

Entry requirements

Admission to a research degree (PhD/MPhil) normally requires at least a good second class honours degree or an equivalent qualification. If you are not a graduate, you may still be admitted provided you hold a diploma or other qualification which the University deems to be the equivalent of a degree. After your initial registration, you will proceed to PhD study, pending successful completion of your School's differentiation process.

Months of entry


Course content

Research Strategies:

These include overlapping themes in:

biochemistry, food safety and nutrition, microbiology and parasitology, with a broad research ethos that encompasses research in molecular biosciences from molecules to ecosystems. Biochemistry explores basic facets of cell signalling, molecular interactions and enzymology in the healthy and diseased organism.

Further details can be found on the Queen's University website.

Information for international students

Normally applicants should already hold a degree or equivalent qualification from an institution where English is the medium of instruction, or have obtained an acceptable English language qualification, The minimum entry requirements are IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 550; however, a number of courses require higher scores.

Fees and funding

Applicants should refer to the relevant School's website for information. Details may be found at

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Elizabeth Purdy
+44 (0)28 9097 5786
+44 (0)28 9097 5877