Research course

Biology and Biochemistry

University of Bath · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

Bath is one of the leading research intensive Biosciences departments in the UK. It is renowned for its broad range of world-leading and internationally excellent research on animals, plants and microorganisms that fall into the theme areas below, including cell and developmental biology, structural and molecular biology, as well as evolutionary biology and biodiversity.

By studying towards a PhD in a biological discipline you will gain training at the cutting edge of your chosen field giving you not only exceptional 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. The PhD qualification is an internationally recognised level of attainment that opens up high level career opportunities in academic and industrial sectors.

For further information on the programme, along with guidance on how to apply, please visit the programme webpage at:

Information for international students

Language requirement: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components) or equivalent.  Applicants narrowly missing this requirement may be eligible for a pre-sessional English course or a combined offer (to include a pre-sessional English course and master’s degree).  To find out more please visit:

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Each year we have a range of scholarships available for both home and international students undertaking postgraduate study with the Faculty of Science. Details can be found at:

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science Graduate School
+44 (0)1225 383410