Research course

Cell Biology

University of Kent · School of Biosciences
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 degree in a relevant subject. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

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, biophysics and computational biology. 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.

Department specialisms

Laboratory-based research concentrates on the three major areas of modern biology: biomedical sciences, cell and developmental biology, and protein science. These themes are integrated across the Department, which leads to a very active and successful research culture with many interdisciplinary projects, contacts with outside bodies and established international collaborations.

Information for international students

Please see our website for English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please refer to the University's funding pages.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
36 months
full time
24 months


part time
60 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

School of Biosciences
+44 (0)1227 823025