Research course

Department of Biology- Research

University of Leicester · Department of Biology
PhDMPhilMSc by research

Entry requirements

A first class or upper 2nd class degree is normally required for registration for a PhD, and a lower 2nd for MPhil and MSc degrees. Applicants with relevant postgraduate experience may also be considered.

Months of entry

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Course content

The Department of Biology, one of five in the School of Biological Sciences, has 17 Academic Staff and is housed in newly-refurbished laboratories with excellent research facilities.
In addition to conducting their individual research, all postgraduates participate in a formal University Graduate School research and key skills training programme.

Department specialisms

Antibody Engineering; Plant Development; Light Signalling; Invertebrate Sensory Biology; Circadian Biology; Biodiversity; Population Biology/ Pest Management; Fisheries Biology; Cell/ Nucleus Biology; Environmental Management.

Information for international students

The department welcomes applications from all overseas students, although only applicants from EU countries are eligible for studentships. University English language proficiency requirements apply.

Fees and funding

BBSRC, NERC, DEFRA, Royal Society, CEC, various Industries.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months


full time
24 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Eamonn Mallon
0116 252 3488
0116 252 3330