Applicants are expected to hold, or about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject area. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Masters degree with a Merit classification.
Months of entry
A biochemical approach forms the basis for understanding the function and properties of molecules, cells, tissues and whole organisms, under normal and abnormal conditions and in response to their changing environment.
- cell membrane and cell wall structure and function;
- intracellular trafficking of proteins & organelles;
- regulation of metabolism in health and disease;
- protein structural analysis and relationship to protein function;
- transcriptional and post-transcriptional regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells;
- cellular recognition and interactions;
- protein secretion and post-translational processing;
- molecular analysis of cellular stress responses;
- signal transduction and intracellular signalling mechanisms;
- macromolecular assemblies and cell function.
PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last three to four years (PhD) or one to two years (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s).
Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.
Information for international students
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).
Fees and funding
Funded programmes and projects are promoted throughout the year. Funding is available through UK Research Councils, charities and industry. We also have other internal awards and scholarships for the most outstanding applicants.
For more information on available funding, please visit the funding opportunities page.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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