Postgraduate research

We provide a dynamic and stimulating research and learning environment. We have an excellent research infrastructure, facilitating research of outstanding quality and importance. 

Our postgraduate programmes include our one-year MRes in Biosciences and a wide range of three and four-year research programmes. These encompass a number of prestigious PhD programmes supported by The Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK and all UK research councils.

We have extensive state-of-the-art support facilities, including a 9.4 Tesla MRI/MRS system, confocal suite, stem cell and flow cytometry unit, DNA sequencing, bioinformatics support unit and residential field centres.

Our research environment includes an induction programme, skills courses, monitoring and mentoring. We aim to provide the best working environment to encourage excellence in research. Our Plenary Lectures feature cutting-edge scientists from around the world and we hold regular seminar programmes.

Laboratory work


The programme provides the opportunity to undertake research training at two distinct academic levels.

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PhD and MPhil

Our research degrees offer structured, well-supported programmes to help you develop your independent research skills.