Research course

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

University of Sussex · Chemistry and Biochemistry

Entry requirements

MPhil in Biochemistry: A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject

PhD in Biochemistry: A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject

Months of entry

January, October, April

Course content

  • PhD in Biochemistry
  • MPhil in Biochemistry

The School of Life Sciences is a vibrant international research community. Our research interests range from the most basic chemical building blocks of life to studies of how the brain generates behaviour and how insect societies are organised. We offer PhD/MPhil courses and welcome students with their own projects falling within our research interests.

Student progress and support

Throughout your studies, you take part in laboratory meetings, journal clubs and a weekly seminar series. We encourage you to participate in national and international scientific meetings.

The School offers full support to all research students by monitoring their progress in the form of annual reviews, informal meetings and midyear reports (Year 1). The annual Postgraduate Research Colloquium brings doctoral students and faculty together for a wider discussion of research within the School. All third-year doctoral students give a talk on their research, and all second-year students submit a poster depicting the key aims and objectives, methods and
findings of their project.

We aim to ensure you have the best possible research experience. The relationships between supervisors and research students are among the most rewarding of academic partnerships. We host regular social events for our students to mingle with their peers and supervisors across the biosciences. We take student feedback seriously and doctoral students are represented on our Student Experience Committee.

Information for international students

See link for international students' entry requirements:

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,195 per year
International students
£18,750 per year

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please

Qualification and course duration


full time
24-48 months
part time
36-72 months


full time
12-36 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
44 (0)1273 678057