Research course


UCL - University College London · Division of Biosciences

Entry requirements

This programme is aimed at graduates with a strong interest in multi-disciplinary biosciences research. A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a biological, physical, computational, engineering, mathematical discipline or similar subjects from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants should be confident using computers and show some evidence of numeracy. Our studentship places are limited and highly sought after; previous research experience would provide a competitive edge to prospective candidates.

Months of entry


Course content

Our project portfolio spans a wide range of fields of interest that encompass BBSRC priorities - for example: bioscience underpinning health, animal disease and welfare, plant biology, microbial systems, food security, genes and development, aging, STEM approaches to life sciences, molecular biosciences and industrial technology.

Our partnership core (UCL and King's) brings together two major international institutions with a broad range of research relevant to BBSRC's remit to which the Royal Veterinary College (RCV), Queen Mary (QMUL), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Birkback College bring specialist fields in which they are world leaders. By selecting the best elements available from each institution to contribut to the training programme, we offer a truly unique opportunity to our students and a range of over 120 research projects.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT)
International students
£21,530 (FT)

Studentships for UK citizens living in the UK are available, covering tuition fees and paying a tax-free stipend of approximately £15,590 per year. EU citizens who have been in the UK for the three years prior to the academic year 2015/2016 are eligible for stipends as well. Fees only studentships (no stipend) are available to EU citizens who have been a resident of the EU but not UK. Applications from self-funded students will be considered. Students must ensure that they are able to cover the cost of fees and living costs for the duration of the programme.

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Mrs Nadine Mogford