Research course

Structural Biology

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Life Sciences

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, April, July, September

Course content

Activity in the Structural Biology, Enzymology and Biophysics group spans across four major themes: biocatalysts (enzymes), membrane proteins, RNA protein interactions and the extracellular matrix. At Manchester we aim to take a holistic and integrated approach to research activity in these areas, providing a hub for detailed molecular analysis of biomolecular structure and function within the Faculty. There are strong interdisciplinary links with other themed areas in the Faculty, and other Schools and research institutes in the University. Infrastructure within the group is superb and includes state-of-the-art crystallisation robots, X-ray generators, computational and NMR facilities.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require a minimum score of 6.5 IELTS; 577 TOEFL (paper), 233 TOEFL (computer), 90 TOEFL (internet).

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


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


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Life Sciences Postgraduate Research Office
+44 (0)161 275 5608
+44 (0)161 275 5657