Research course

Molecular Cell Biology

Institution
UCL - University College London · MRC Laboratory for Molecular and Cell Biology
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The four year Molecular Cell Biology PhD programme provides a broad in-depth training in fundamental aspects of biomedical science. The programme also provides the opportunity to carry out cutting edge research in an internationally competitive environment.

The goals of our training are to produce scientists who have explored one area and one level of analysis in great depth, but who are familiar with the full scope of molecular and cell biology. They should be able to move from one level to another in a critical and creative manner. We also try to develop an appreciation for translational research that bears on human disease. Graduate students spend four years in the Programme and are entirely supported by an MRC grant. During their first year, students have a free choice of three laboratories from the groups within the LMCB plus additional participating labs from other departments in UCL, and spend three months in each, working on research projects. They also participate in twice weekly tutorials that are designed to broaden their understanding of the various areas of molecular cell biology as well as developmental biology, neurobiology, immunology and the cell biology of disease. Towards the end of their first year, students select a supervisor and lab in which they will carry out their three-year thesis project. We provide a course specifically designed to offer training in fundamental aspects of molecular and cell biology, as well as an opportunity to carry out cutting-edge research in a vibrant and internationally competitive environment.

Department specialisms

The programme offers possible research projects in areas such as: Cell Signalling/Transcription Cytoskeleton Membrane Trafficking Growth Control Developmental Biology Neurobiology Immunology Human Disease Clinical Session

Information for international students

See: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/international-students

Fees and funding

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

Six MRC studentships are available to UK/EU students.

Funding opportunities available for students taking research programmes are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/scholarships

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Name
Ms Ione Karney
Email
i.karney@ucl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7679 7247
Fax
020 7679 3001