Research course

Research in Biochemistry

University of Leicester · Department of Biochemistry

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


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 our website.

We offer PhD supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:

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


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


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Tim Harrison
0116 229 7038
0116 229 7018