You will need: A minimum classification of 2.1 in a first degree (or equivalent); and, preferably, A Masters degree (or Masters degree pending); and (if English is not your first language) Appropriate English Language qualifications (you will normally be required to achieve minimum IELTS scores of 6.5 or equivalent). You will also need to have the commitment and motivation to undertake a sustained programme of independent and self-directed study and training as a researcher.
Months of entry
Course contentBased within our Faculty of Science and Technology, our Microbiology research has an applied focus with real-world impact. Experienced and research-active staff work in close collaboration with the bio-industry, NHS and other research institutions within the UK, Europe and the US.
Our research areas include:
Cell biology, which focuses on the way cells adapt, survive and differentiate in response to physiological and pathophysiological stimuli.
Diagnostics and Therapeutics, which focuses on the detection of disease & pathogens, genomics and epidemiology. The aim being to identify patients who may benefit ahead of a therapy, thereby improving cost and clinical effectiveness of drugs.
Information for international students
If English is not your first language you must demonstrate English language skills to the equivalent of IELTS 6.5 at commencement. We will then expect you to undertake courses to develop your English language competence to the equivalent of IELTS 7.0 in your first year of study.
Fees and fundingPlease find details of fees and the range of funding opportunities (including studentships) available through the University on our website.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Research Admissions
- +44 (0)20 7911 5731