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

For PhD applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) is required as a minimum.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Life Science
0161 2755537