Typically you need
• an appropriate masters degree or an honours degree 2.1 or above, from a UK higher education institution
• a qualification the University considers as being equivalent. Other qualifications and experience are considered on their merits.
You must also complete an interview in person or by phone with the prospective director of studies, the postgraduate tutor and one other member of the BMRC academic staff and provide two satisfactory references.
Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 with 6.0 in all skills (or equivalent) is the standard for non-native speakers of English.
If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional Englishcourse which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English level. An offer of a research degree place may be made subject to a completing our Pre-sessional English for Academic Purposes course.
Months of entry
Study for a higher degree by research in our well-respected Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre. During your studies, you are trained in research methods and complete a high level research project. We encourage and support you to present your findings at national and international conferences to help launch your academic career.
Information for international students
Please visit our website at https://www.shu.ac.uk/international
Fees and funding
There is support available to help you afford tuition fees and living costs whilst your study at Hallam. Find out at https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/fees-and-funding.
Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to international students who study this course. Visit https://www.shu.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-discounts to find out more.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
Course structure Full-time – three years research, plus an optional year for writing up Part-time – five years research, plus an optional year for writing up PhD direct Full-time – maximum three years research Part-time – maximum five years research MPhil Full-time – two years research Part-time – three years research Split PhD/MPhil for international students Students normally spend most of their time in their home country but come to the University for a minimum of two weeks and a maximum of three months a year.
Course contact details
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