Research course


The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to this funded PhD programme. As competition is tough, many of our applicants also hold a Masters-level qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

The University of Manchester, UK and A*STAR Institutes, Singapore offer a number of prestigious international PhD studentships for outstanding applicants each year, commencing in September.

The four-year PhD programme will require successful applicants to split their time between Manchester and the relevant research institute in Singapore. The programme will involve two-year periods in both Manchester and Singapore. The final PhD degree awarded will be by The University of Manchester.

See our website for more information.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, you must supply an official IELTS or TOEFL transcript to support your application, or provide a date on which you will be taking a test. Please note the IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years.

For the majority of PhD/MPhil applicants, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall [or TOEFL (paper) 577, (internet) 90]. Each component of the English test should meet the minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5 in all components, TOEFL (paper 527, internet 72).

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements, including English language, see entry requirements from your country .

Fees and funding

UK students
Standard £4,260, Low £8,500, Medium £15,000, High £20,000
International students
Standard £22,000, Low £23,500, Medium £29,500, High £34,500

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 5608