Entry requirements

A good (2:1 or above) Honours first degree in an appropriate science subject is required as a minimum, which, preferably, will be relevant to the area of interest. All applicants must have reached a minimum required standard of English language and are required to provide evidence of this. Qualifications accepted by the University can be found on our International webpages. Please see www.liv.ac.uk/international for English Language requirements specific to your country. If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes. Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; www.liv.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-eap. If you require additional English Language training during your study, the University is able to provide tuition and arrange IELTS tests through its English Language Centre, details of which are available at www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre.

Months of entry

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

Course content

The Goal of the Department of Musculoskeletal Biology is to understand the fundamental biochemistry and cell science that underlies ageing and disease of skeletal muscle, bone, joints, cartilage, tendon and ligament. We are also engaged in research to develop novel therapies for such chronic disorders including regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The Department boasts an enviable array of expertise from medical and veterinary clinician-scientists to biomedical scientists and epidemiologists and has state-of-the-art facilities. Our research programmes are generously funded through grants from the MRC, BBSRC, EPSRC, Wellcome Trust, AgeUK and other charities.

Subject Overview

The key principle behind our research is the recognition over the last decade that to elucidate cell, organ or organismal function in health and disease requires an integrated approach utilising the best available cutting-edge technologies.

We offer MPhil, PhD, MD and post-doctoral training programmes that provide exposure to the wide-range of disciplines on offer. Studentships are also extensively supported by productive national and international collaborations and joint PhD study programmes. Many of our students also are recognised for the role they play in communicating the science to the wider community. On completing their PhDs many of our students go on to take competitive post-doctoral positions in the UK or overseas, or elect to take alternative career paths in the NHS, government or the commercial sector.

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
12 months

PhD

full time
36 months

MD

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
PG Recruitment
Email
pgrecruitment@liv.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)151 794 5927