Research course

Molecular Biology

The University of Manchester · School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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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

January, April, June, September

Course content

Molecular biology analyses are a key component of many aspects of modern environmental biology study. Molecular biological techniques can enhance understanding in the roles that microorganisms, plants and animals play in the environment. Research within the fields of ecology and evolution is underpinned by molecular biology techniques, such as the use of advanced methodologies in genomics, molecular structure and dynamics, and computational molecular biology. Research projects within the School that utilise molecular biology approaches include analysis of ancient life through molecular fingerprinting, population genetics, plant and soil ecology, geomicrobiology, microbial and animal evolution, and plant and microbial biotechnology.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
+44 (0)161 275 0776