We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.
Months of entry
January, September, April
Our PhD/MPhil Medical Mycology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Medical Mycology.
Medical Mycology is an increasingly important aspect of infectious diseases research which addresses all aspects of disease caused by fungi, including mechanistic basis of the host-pathogen interaction; fundamental molecular, genomic, proteomic, metabolomic studies and cell biology of fungal pathogens; immunity to fungal infection; host susceptibility (including genetics) to disease; epidemiology of disease; environmental factors influencing pathogenicity of fungi; diagnosis of fungal disease; studies of antifungal drug resistance and antifungal drug discovery
Postgraduate research opportunities at Manchester are world class, numerous and highly varied. The university hosts the Manchester Fungal Infection Group (MFIG) , a centre of international excellence for basic, applied, translational and clinical fungal research which has close affiliations with the NHS Mycology Reference Centre Manchester (MRCM) , and the National Aspergillosis Centre (NAC) at the University Hospital of South Manchester.
Information for international students
For applicants whose first language is not English, or for those who have not recently studied in the United Kingdom, you must supply an official IELTS or TOEFL transcript to support your application, or provide a date on which you will be taking a test. Please note IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years.
We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or TOEFL iBT 90. For the writing component, we expect that you have achieved a minimum of 6.0 (IELTS) or 21-23 (iBT). For each of the other components of the English test you should meet the minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 18.
For more information about English language tests see English language requirements.
We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements, including English language, see entry requirements from your country .
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 275 5608