Research course

Systems Biology

The University of Manchester · School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science

Entry requirements

The standard academic entry requirement will normally be at least an Upper Second UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent). The School may require a First Class honours degree or international equivalent for some research projects. This requirement would be specified at the discretion of the academic supervisor involved.

Months of entry

January, September, July, April

Course content

Research on Self-sustaining Biological Systems aims to provide fundamentally new understanding of how biochemical and biophysical processes create and support subtle, yet robust and self-sustaining functions in living systems. This new knowledge underpins effective and novel exploitation of these systems in biotechnology and medicine. Knowledge of molecular biology, functional genomics and physical chemistry is combined with mathematical modelling techniques in systems biology. This knowledge and understanding aids the discovery of drugs and the biotechnological developments.

Information for international students

IELTS: 7.0 (with no sub score below 6), TOEFL Paper Based: 600 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0) TOEFL Computer Based: 250 (with a minimum TWE of 5.0) TOEFL Internet Based: 100 (with no sub score less than 25)

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
+44 (0)161 306 4837