Upper second-class (or equivalent) degree in relevant subject (biological science, chemistry), or Masters degree in relevant subject. Also Medical graduates and applicants with post-graduate experience.
Months of entry
The department has 8 professors, 3 readers, 3 senior lecturers, 12 lecturers, 4 research fellows, 40 post-doctoral researchers and 40 PhD students. Research projects are available in all areas of the Department's interests; see our website.
We offer PhD supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:
- Cancer and cell biology
- Cell physiology and pharmacology
- Cell signalling and G Protein-coupled receptor molecular pharmacology
- Mechanisms and principles of gene expression
- Molecular physiology of the cardiovascular system
- Single molecular approaches to understanding biological systems
- Structure, dynamics and assembly of macromolecular complexes
- Structure-based drug discovery and design
- Structure-function relationships in ion channels and receptors
Structural Biology & Molecular Enzymology (Crystallography, NMR, Kinetics, Biotechnology); Molecular and Cell Biology (Cell Signalling, Cancer Cell Biology); Biochemistry of Gene Expression (Transcription, Splicing, Translation).
Information for international students
The department offers a 4-year PhD programme in which the first two years include coursework. The university has specific English language requirements.
Fees and funding
- MRC, BBSRC, Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK.
- Only very limited funding is generally available to non-UK nationals.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Tim Harrison
- 0116 229 7038
- 0116 229 7018