Research course

Microbiology

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).

Months of entry

September, June, April

Course content

Microorganisms are essential components of natural ecosystems but also play important roles in man-made environments. Microbes mediate elemental cycling, are important in the production of food, but are also responsible for infections and disease in humans, animals and plants. Microbiology research examines how microbes function at a molecular level through to a population level. Research within the School studies geomicrobiology, microbial biotechnology, plant-microbe interactions, microbial evolution, microbial genetics, the role of microorganisms in plant-soil ecology.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months

MPhil

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Email
pgr-earth-sci@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 0776