Research course

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Institution
University of Glasgow · Biochemistry and Cell Biology
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

Awarded or expected 1st class or high upper 2nd class BSc degree.

Months of entry

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

Course content

Our research aims to answer fundamental questions about how cells and organisms work at the molecular level. We study the structures and properties of DNA, RNA and protein molecules, and how these molecules interact within cells to form complex functional systems. We are also working towards applications of our knowledge to address important real-world problems.

Our Biochemists and Molecular Biologists study the “molecules of life”, the essential molecular components of all living organisms. We aim to understand how these molecules perform their functions, using a variety of modern approaches including structural analysis at the atomic level by X-ray crystallography, NMR spectrometry, and biophysical methods, functional analysis of proteins and nucleic acids in vitro, molecular/systems analysis in living cells, and molecular genetics. Our knowledge gained by this research gives us opportunity to invent and develop novel ways of altering biological systems to our advantage, with applications in molecular medicine, biotechnology, and synthetic biology.

Start dates are set by both your supervisor and the department. As such some PHD options will have fixed start dates (likely January/October) and others have a rolling intake. For more details please contact the relevant department.

Information for international students

English Language requirements for applicants whose first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

Please see a list of funding opportunities by area.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

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