Research course

Biological Sciences

Institution
University of Bristol · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

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Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or equivalent) in biological sciences or related discipline.

Months of entry

January, April, July

Course content

Researchers in the School of Biological Sciences conduct cutting-edge research across a broad range of biological disciplines, including genomics, biotechnology, cell biology, sensory biology, animal behaviour and evolution, population biology, host-disease interactions and ecosystem services.

The school is based in the £54 million state-of-the-art Life Sciences building. Our laboratory facilities are among the best in the world with critical '-omics' technologies and associated computing capacity (bioinformatics) a core component. The building is designed to foster our already strong collaborative and convivial environment and includes a centre for evolutionary biology research in collaboration with key researchers from earth sciences, biochemistry, social medicine, chemistry and computer sciences. The school has strong links with local industry, including BBC Bristol, Bristol Zoo and the Botanic Gardens.

We offer two research programmes, a PhD and an MSc by research, in many aspects of biology. We have a lively postgraduate community of approximately 150 research students. Our stimulating environment and excellent graduate school training and support provide opportunities to develop your future career.

Our postgraduates make a vital research contribution, while developing skills and receiving training in communication, outreach, statistics, scientific writing and career planning.

We strongly encourage all applicants to contact an academic supervisor before starting their application. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a list of potential supervisors and their areas of research interest.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc by research
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Rowan MacGregor (Student Administrator)
Email
biol-postgrad@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 0117 39 41215