Research course

Biochemistry

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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 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

January, April, July, September

Course content

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.

Examples include:

  • 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.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608