Research course

Dynamic Molecular Cell Biology (Wellcome Trust)

University of Bristol · School of Biochemistry

Entry requirements

A first or upper second-class Honours degree or Master's degree in a biomedical or life science discipline.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme brings together the skills and expertise of more than 30 internationally recognised molecular cell biologists who provide training in a broad range of cell biology, structural biology and in vivo topics and techniques; from analysing dynamic behaviour of cells in organisms to studies of intracellular behaviour and progression into single molecules and high-resolution electron microscopy. Training also covers the spectrum from the purest studies of fundamental cell biology through to direct and translational applications to human disease. Our aim is to train the next generation of researchers at the interface of structural and cell biology to help understand whole animal health and disease.

We are looking for talented and motivated students who are willing to take up the many varied challenges in molecular cell biology and are open to learning about new disciplines and working across different fields.

Visit the Dynamic Molecular Cell Biology webpages to read profiles of current students and find out more about the programme.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

This programme is fully funded by the Wellcome Trust. The trust provides funding to cover PhD programme fees at UK student rate, research expenses, a stipend for living expenses, contribution towards travel and also towards transferable-skills training. International students are welcome to apply. We are also able to fully fund one or two overseas fees in each cohort.

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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+44 (0) 117 374 6625