Research course

Wellcome Trust - Quantitative and Biophysical Biology

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

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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 hold a first-class undergraduate degree and a Masters-level qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

You will be trained in the major questions and experimental techniques in biology, and in the application of mathematical modelling and statistical analysis. Importantly, all PhD projects will require an integration of theory and experimentation, involving wet' and dry' work. You will be co-supervised by a wet-lab experimentalist and theoretically trained PI.

The first year consists of two short research projects and Programme-specific skills workshops centred around problem-based exploratory learning. These courses will equip you with the knowledge to choose your PhD research topic for the remaining three years, as well as the skills to carry it out.

See our website for more information about the programme structure.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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