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
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:
- Cardiovascular and muscle responses to injury;
- Male and female infertility;
- Diabetes mellitus and secretory processes;
- Body fluid homeostasis.
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, or for those who have not recently studied in the United Kingdom, 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 IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years.
We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or TOEFL iBT 90. For the writing component, we expect that you have achieved a minimum of 6.0 (IELTS) or 21-23 (iBT). For each of the other components of the English test you should meet the minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 18.
For more information about English language tests see English language requirements.
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements, including English language, see entry requirements from your country .
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 275 5608