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We normally require a student to have a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent qualifications in a relevant subject.
Months of entry
Train at the cutting edge of your chosen field, providing you not only with key practical skills but also the ability to plan and manage a project, critically evaluate data and communicate your findings to a wider audience through both oral and written means.
- Cell and developmental biology
- Evolution and biodiversity
- Infection and immunity
- Medical and industrial biotechnology
The Department is also home to a world-leading centre for evolutionary research, the Milner Centre for Evolution.
The outstanding quality of our research is reflected in the level of external funding from the UK Research Councils, medical charities, European Union and Industry as well as publications in the top international journals (Nature, Science, PNAS and PLoS Biology).
Integrated PhD option
The integrated PhD programme has been developed by leading universities of the national NewRoutePhD Consortium in response to a demand for PhD students who have both breadth and depth. The student undertakes taught courses during the first year (gaining a MRes award at the end of year one) while gradually increasing the amount of time spent on full-time research to 100% by the end of year two. As well as submitting a PhD thesis to the same standard as usual, the student will gain both generic skills to improve their research and professional skills individually tailored to their needs.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time48-60 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- +44 (0)1225 385 115