Research course

Cell Biology

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant subject. You should have some research experience and be able to demonstrate that you have a good understanding of the field you propose to study. To discuss your PhD proposal, you should identify potential supervisors from the School of Biological Sciences.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Institute of Cell Biology (ICB), including the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, hosts 34 laboratories carrying out world-class research into fundamental mechanisms relating to cellular function. A significant proportion of our research involves systems biology approaches and mathematical modelling.

Our research groups comprise one of the largest communities of cell biology researchers in the UK. Many of our staff are Fellows of the Royal Society and acknowledged leaders in their field.

Most PhD students who train at the ICB continue with their academic career or join research in the industry, often becoming independent group leaders.

Diversity of interests

We offer a wide scope of projects covering different areas of cell biology, including:

  • the synthesis, processing, localisation and degradation of RNA
  • epigenetic control of gene expression, chromosome function and genome stability
  • mechanisms of cell growth and duplication
  • the rules that govern cellular architecture
  • biotechnology
  • synthetic biology
  • microbial regulation

A variety of courses in microscopy, bioinformatics and proteomics are available to all our PhD students.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Programme Administrator
Email
toni.jenkins@ed.ac.uk
Phone
gradbiol@ed.ac.uk