Research course

Biological Sciences

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants subject to interview. English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

October, February

Course content

Why take this course?

We have a strong reputation for research in Biological Sciences and our modern laboratories contain some of the latest equipment enabling us to undertake world-class research. Enjoy a lively research culture and engage in a variety of research projects, supervised by our academics, who are specialists in their fields.

You have the opportunity to work across a range of research disciplines including, molecular, micro, marine and environmental biology. Research within the field of Biology may also be closely linked to: Biomedical Science and Pharmacy, Geography, Earth and Environmental Science.

Module Details

MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS

Research areas include:

  • Nucleic acid structure and gene regulation
  • Enzyme structure and function
  • Protein structure and biomedical science
  • Biophysical methods
BIODIVERSITY AND EVOLUTION

Research areas include:

  • Evolutionary ecology of plant reproduction
  • Biodiversity and genome science
  • Invasive species and biogeograph
EPIGENETICS AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

Research areas include:

  • Analysing gene function in development
  • Formation of the early axon scaffol
  • Interaction between vascularisation and axon outgrowth in the developing brain and Epigenetics
  • The role of histone variants
ECOTOXICOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING

Research areas include:

  • Understanding the changes in environmental processes
  • Understanding of how humans impact their environment
  • Research into invasive non-native species
MARINE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Research areas include:

  • Exploitation of the marine environment
  • Marine resource management
  • Fundamental research on marine systems

Student Destinations

One of the benefits of studying at Portsmouth is the comprehensive support we provide in career planning. Our careers and recruitment service - Purple Door - can assist you in career research and finding employment opportunities.

The Graduate School Development Programme offers a series of dedicated workshops on career planning, specifically for research degree students. You will also have access to consultations with careers advisers or online support. This service is available for five years after graduation.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time students: £TBC p/a, Part-time students: £TBC p/a *All fees are subject to annual increase.
International students
Full-time students: £15,100 p/a, Part-time students: £7,550 p/a *All fees are subject to annual increase

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
24 months
part time
48 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Research Team - Faculty of Science
Email
sci-pgr-enquiries@port.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)23 9284 2994