Research course

Biological Sciences

University of Southampton · Centre for Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Biological Sciences PhD students are based in our new Life Sciences Building, a scientific focal point for researchers from across the University and external organisations, or at Southampton General Hospital, one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals.

Our vibrant Graduate School offers a supportive environment for PhD study. Our programmes provide an integrated series of training modules to help you develop your professional and personal skills as well as your scientific expertise. Your research work will be closely supervised and supported, particularly in the early months.

Opportunities exist for postgraduate research in line with the Centre’s three thematic research groups: Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Biosciences, and Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. There are also close collaborations with other disciplines including Chemistry, Ocean and Earth Science, Medicine, Engineering and Computer Science.

For further information, please visit our website.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration


part time
60-72 months
full time
24-48 months


full time
24-48 months
part time
60-72 months

Course contact details

Natural and Environmental Sciences
+44 (0)23 8059 4384