Research course

Biological Sciences

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

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

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

In 2014 the school relocated to a new £54 million, state-of-the-art Life Sciences building. Our new laboratory facilities are among the best in the world, with critical '-omics' technologies and associated computing capacity (bioinformatics) a core component. The new building is designed to foster our already strong collaborative and convivial environment, and includes a world-leading 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 have a lively, international postgraduate community of about 150 research students. Our stimulating environment and excellent graduate school training and support provide excellent opportunities to develop future careers.

Information for international students

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,185
International students
£19,700

Research is supported by BBSRC, MRC, NERC, the EC, the Royal Society, the Wellcome and Leverhulme Trusts, the Wolfson Foundation, Defra and other government agencies, charities, and industry. All studentships and openings are advertised on theSchool of Biological Sciences website.

For more information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students can be found on our webpage, http://www.bristol.ac.uk/fees-funding/postgraduate/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Administrator
Email
biol-postgrad@bristol.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 117 394 1215