Research course

A*STAR Singapore

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for PhD study is a First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, a Lower Second class honours degree supplemented by a Masters degree, or appropriate relevant work experience, may be acceptable.

Months of entry


Course content

The Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, UK and the A*STAR Institutes, Singapore, are offering a number of prestigious international PhD studentships for outstanding applicants.

The 4 year PhD Programme will require successful applicants to split their time between the Faculty of Life Sciences in Manchester and the relevant research institute in Singapore. The Programme will involve two year periods in both Manchester and Singapore. The final PhD degree awarded will be by The University of Manchester.

Information for international students

English language

For applicants whose first language is not English, you must supply an official IELTS or TOEFL transcript to support your application, or provide a date on which you will be taking a test. Please note the IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years.

For the majority of PhD/MPhil applicants, we require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall [or TOEFL (paper) 577, (internet) 90]. Each component of the English test should meet the minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5 in all components, TOEFL (paper 527, internet 72).

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Life Science
0161 2755537