Research course

Biomedical Sciences

Ulster University · Faculty of Life and Health Sciences Research

Entry requirements

A first or upper 2nd class honours degree in a relevant subject area (or equivalent qualification).

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The University's pioneering Centre for Molecular Biosciences (CMB) is the only one of its kind in the United Kingdom or Ireland. It conducts investigations into critical health areas such as: seeking a cure for diabetes, cancer, heart disease, etc.; the relationship between diet and health, particularly age-related health problems and degenerative diseases; and will continue to pursue its pioneering research with anti-tumour drugs and molecular therapies.

Department specialisms

Biotechnology; Cancer and Ageing; Diabetes; Human Nutrition; Radiation Science; Vision Science; Bioinformatics. Lists of approved project titles are available for applicants. View the Research Prospectus online (see link below).

Information for international students

International students should visit the university's website or contact the university and ask to be sent an international student handbook.

Fees and funding


Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Further details of qualification

Students enrol on a programme of work leading to the degree of PhD or MPhil. Award of the degree is subject to academic progress which is assessed formally throughout the two- to six-year study period, including by formal examination following submission of the thesis.

Course contact details

Professor Peter Flatt
+44 (0)28 7012 4419