Research course

Cell Biology

University of Kent · School of Biosciences
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 degree in a relevant subject.

Months of entry


Course content

We also offer a conventional MSc programme by research and dissertation, in which you undertake a single, focused, research project from day one, and attend only certain components of our transferable skills modules. You can do the MSc on a part-time basis over two years. We also assign a PMC to MSc students, to offer advice and keep a regular check on progress.

You can select topics for the MSc, MPhil or PhD from any of the research areas covered by our research groups.

Research groups
Specifically, the research interests of the School include the following:

Bacterial Pathogenesis and Sensing
Bioprocessing and Molecular Therapeutics
Cancer Targets and Therapies
Chromonomics' and Reproductive Medicine Laboratory
Kent Fungal Group
Molecular Motors and the Cytoskeleton Group
Protein Folding and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR)
Synthetic Biology Laboratory

Centre for Molecular Processing

Computational Biology Centre

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 for English Language requirements.

Fees and funding

Please refer to the University's Postgraduate Scholarships & Loans Web pages at:

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

Recruitment and Admissions Office
+44 (0)1227 827 272