Research course


University of Kent · School of Biosciences
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Research in the School of Biosciences revolves around understanding systems and processes in the living cell. It has a strong molecular focus with leading-edge activities that are synergistic with one another and complementary to the teaching provision.

Our expertise in disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology and biomedical science allows us to exploit technology and develop groundbreaking ideas in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, protein science and biophysics. Fields of enquiry encompass a range of molecular processes from cell division, transcription and translation through to molecular motors, molecular diagnostics and the production of biotherapeutics and bioenergy.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages.

Fees and funding

Please see our funding pages for the most current information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
60-72 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Biosciences
+44 (0)1227 823025