Research course

Structural, Computational and Chemical Biology

Institution
UCL - University College London · Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Molecular Biology, Physics, Chemistry or similar subjects from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Our studentship places are limited and highly sought after; previous research experience would provide a competitive edge to prospective candidates.

Months of entry

September

Course content

In the era of ever expanding biological complexity, computational biology is crucial in making sense of the data. Similarly, structural biology and biophysics provide essential insights into the molecular mechanisms presiding over biological processes. In turn, the chemical information provided by 3-dimensional structures can be exploited in the design of small molecule reagents which are valuable cell and molecular biology tools.

This programme offers students the opportunity to do cross-disciplinary research in world-class institutes. The four year structure comprises intensive training together with the opportunity for short projects in all three disciplines in the first year. UCL and Birkbeck are located in Bloomsbury, in the heart of London. This provides an excellent opportunity to join in the professional and social life of the capital.

Information for international students

Please see: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students

Fees and funding

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

Successful applicants will receive a four-year Wellcome Trust PhD studentship including a tax-free maintenance stipend of £22,278 per annum (2014/15 rate) and tuition fees paid in full at the home/EU rate. For full details see the Wellcome Trust website.

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.
See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Ms Manu Davies
Email
manu.davies@ucl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 3549 5460