Research course

Biology

Institution
University of St Andrews · School of Biology
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

A good honours degree is required.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Research in the School is organised into three major interdisciplinary centres: the Scottish Oceans Institute (SOI), Biomedical Sciences Research Complex (BSRC) and Centre for Biological Diversity (CBD). Together these centres encompass the full spectrum of research in biological sciences, spanning investigations on the properties and behaviour of individual molecules to planetary environmental dynamics.

The School promotes an interdisciplinary approach to applied and fundamental research and postgraduate training. Research funding to the School exceeds £20M per annum.

Department specialisms

Animal Behaviour; Biotechnology; Cancer Immunology; Ecology (Marine and Terrestrial); Enzymology; Evolutionary Relationships; Marine Mammal Biology; Molecular and Cell Biology; Molecular Virology; Neuroscience; Pysiology (Cell and Environmental); Plant and Fungal Molecular Biology; Structural Biology.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) score

GPA 3.90, UK Ranking: 2nd

Information for international students

If your native language is not English you will be required to submit with your application evidence of a level of attainment in spoken and written English appropriate for postgraduate study. IELTS 7.0 or equivalent is normally required. http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/elt/entry/

Fees and funding

UK students
F
International students
£18850

BBSRC, NERC.
http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/admissions/pg/Financialinformation/

Qualification and course duration

PhD

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

MPhil

full time
12-24 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
The Secretary
Email
biology@st-andrews.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1334 463401