Research course

Cell Biology

Institution
University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
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 Cell Biology research covers topics such as protein folding in the secretory pathway, regulation of membrane traffic, control of cell cycle, cytokinesis, compartmentalization of cellular signalling and cell engineering.

Cell Biology is a branch of biology that concentrates on understanding cell physiology, structure and behaviour. Cell Biology research has implications for the understanding of disease states such as cancer, diabetes, bone health and cardiovascular diseases, as well as for the construction of medical devices, food security, synthetic biology and biotechnology. We adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to Cell Biology within our Research Institute of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology (MCSB) that covers topics such as protein folding in the secretory pathway, regulation of membrane traffic, control of cell cycle, cytokinesis, compartmentalization of cellular signalling and cell engineering.

Start dates are set by both the 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

Please see the English Language requirements if your first language is not English. Please also see the international page.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for a breakdown of scholarship opportunities by region.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36-48 months

Course contact details