Research course

Biotechnology

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, September

Course content

As genome projects for animals, plants and microorganisms continue to advance, new opportunities arise that offer huge potential benefits in healthcare, agriculture and the environment through the production of new drugs, novel crops and bioremediation.

The University of Manchester is home to the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering and enjoys strong links with industry. We are well placed to exploit emerging research opportunities with industry through the purpose-built BioSciences Incubator, where companies that spin out from our basic research are located.

Research in biotechnology is diverse, and the following areas represent just a few examples:

  • Wound healing
  • Injury and repair
  • Cancer biology
  • Arthritis research
  • Appetite and body weight
  • Neurodegeneration and movement disorders
  • Animal cell biotechnology
  • Microbial pathogenicity and production of therapeutics
  • Biofuels
  • Genetic engineering of crops
  • Containment of transgenes in the environment
  • Bioremediation of terrestrial and aquatic environments
  • Bioinformatics.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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