Research course

Biology and Biochemistry (Integrated)

University of Bath · Faculty of Science

Entry requirements

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

Biosciences, Regenerative Medicine, Developmental Biology, Evolutionary and Population Biology, Medical Biosciences, Molecular Microbiology, Molecular Plant Sciences

Months of entry


Course content

This four-year integrated PhD programme includes, in addition to all the attributes of the normal three-year PhD programme, a substantive element of taught modules, professional training and training in laboratory skills. Each student has a personalised route through the programme designed in conjunction with the Director of Studies and the research supervisors. By careful selection of taught units and laboratory projects, it is possible to specialise in one of a wide range of sub-disciplines, including Structural Molecular Biology; Cell or Developmental Biology; Plant Molecular Biology; Postgenomic Microbiology; Insect Molecular Biology; and Molecular Evolution.

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

Department specialisms

Cell Biology; Cell Cycles; Developmental Biology; Evolution and Mathematical Biology; Enzyme Structure and Function; Genomics; Microbial Pathogenicity; Molecular Entomology; Neuroscience; Plants, Extremophiles; Structural Molecular Biology.

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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As an alternative to the standard PhD you can undertake an Intergrated PhD. This four year programme includes a number of taught units to further increase your range of skills.

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 great strength of the department is its academic breadth with specialisms including:

  • Biodiversity
  • Evolution Cell and developmental biology
  • Infection and immunity
  • Molecular structure and function
  • Neuroscience
  • Plant sciences

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


full time
48 months


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Science Graduate School
01225 383410