Research course

Research in Biochemistry

Institution
University of Leicester · Department of Biochemistry
Qualifications
PhDMRes

Entry requirements

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

October

Course content

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 http://www.le.ac.uk/biochem/

Department specialisms

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

PhD

part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Tim Harrison
Email
dlg12@leicester.ac.uk
Phone
0116 229 7038
Fax
0116 229 7018