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 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, September, April

Course content

Our PhD/MPhil Physiology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Physiology.

Physiology seeks to addresses how the individual aspects of molecular, cellular, tissue and organ function relates to whole organism function and how perturbations from the external environment effect these processes.

Our research utilises emerging technologies in parallel with more traditional studies at whole organism level.

This approach benefits from the sense of perspective gained from the application of a wide range of techniques to understanding physiological systems.

Examples of current physiological research include:

  • Cardiovascularand muscle responses to injury;
  • Male and female infertility;
  • Diabetes mellitusand secretory processes;
  • Body fluid homeostasis.

Qualification and course duration


part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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