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 a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.
Months of entry
Our PhD/MPhil Biochemistry programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Biochemistry.
A biochemical approach aims to understand the chemical processes that occur in plants and animals. It forms the basis for investigating the function and properties of molecules, cells, tissues and whole organisms, under normal and abnormal conditions and in response to their changing environment.
- Cell membrane and cell wall structure and function;
- Intracellular trafficking of proteins & organelles;
- Regulation of metabolism in health and disease;
- Protein structural analysis and relationship to protein function;
- Transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells;
- Cellular recognition and interactions;
- Protein secretion and post-translational processing;
- Molecular analysis of cellular stress responses;
- Signal transduction and intracellular signalling mechanisms;
- Macromolecular assemblies and cell function.
Information for international students
We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or TOEFL iBT 90. For the writing component, we expect that you have achieved a minimum of 6.0 (IELTS) or 21-23 (iBT). For each of the other components of the English test you should meet the minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 18.
For more information about English language tests see English language requirements.
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
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 275 5608