Research course

Physiology

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Life Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

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. Please contact the Faculty of Life Sciences for further information.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

PhD programmes are based on individual research projects that last 3 or 4 years, working with a specific academic supervisor (principle investigators). Applicants are specifically matched with a principle investigator based on their research interests and background.

The MPhil is a one-year research degree where students get the opportunity to study a specific research project. The MPhil degree can act as a stand-alone degree for applicants who would like to gain experience in a specific area, or can be linked to a PhD programme. Rather than register on a direct entry 3 or 4 year PhD, some postgraduates may first register on a one-year MPhil programme. Subsequently students may then wish to transfer on to a full PhD programme with a further 2 or 3 years of study.

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. 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 & Muscle Responses to Injury
Male & Female Infertility
Diabetes Mellitus & Secretory Processes
Body Fluid Homeostasis

Information for international students

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.

Fees and funding

PhD funding is offered annually via Research Council studentships, and several studentships are available from charities, internal funds and some industrial sponsored awards. The eligibility criteria and level of the awards are subject to change so please check the Faculty of Life Sciences website for current information.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months

MPhil

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Life Sciences Postgraduate Research Office
Email
pgresearch.lifesciences@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
0161 275 5608
Fax
0161 275 5657