Research course

Biochemistry

Institution
University of Bristol · School of Biochemistry
Qualifications
PhDMSc by researchMD

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in a biomedical science discipline is required for entry to the PhD programme. We may consider MSc by research applications from candidates with a lower second-class degree (or international equivalent).

Applicants for the MD should be medically qualified and should consult with the graduate director before applying.

Months of entry

September

Course content

As a school, we believe that part of our mission is to train the next generation of life scientists. We take great pride in the standard of our postgraduate provision and offer both three- and four-year PhD programmes. It is also possible to pursue a MD degree, or a one-year MSc by Research degree. Competition for places on our postgraduate programmes is high, but we believe that we offer a unique and nurturing environment for talented students.

You will receive extensive research training that covers methodology, critical interpretation and problem-solving, as well as transferable skills training in communication, presentation, teamwork, time management and teaching. You will also be encouraged to participate in personal development planning, which is considered a valuable adjunct of your professional development. Training is also available in enterprise and entrepreneurship.

You will have access to the world-class Wolfson Bioimaging Facility that provides a suite of state-of-the-art light and electron microscopes. In addition, the Proteomics Facility offers bespoke proteomics services for researchers.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months
part time
72-84 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MD

full time
24-60 months
part time
48-84 months

Course contact details

Name
Mrs Ruth Batterham
Email
fbs-pg-admissions@bristol.ac.uk