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Postgraduate Research

Studentship Information

Application Procedure 

Laboratory Fume hood with column chromatography in Prof McGuigan's lab


Students register for a 3-year PhD programme which they can enter on one of three dates during the year (October / January / April). Prospective PhD students are required to complete an online application form. All applicants for a place on the MPhil/PhD degree schemes will be interviewed (special arrangements - e.g. telephone interviews - are made for overseas applicants) and if successful, 2 supervisors will be appointed for each student.

If you wish to work with a particular staff member, or members of a specified research area, then you may indicate this on the form. 

Entrance Requirements 

There is competition for places and you need to hold a 2.1 or 1st class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. 

There is a minimum English language requirement for overseas students of an IELTS score of 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub score) 

Details of the University's English Language Requirements


PhD Studentships in the School are currently funded from several sources including the Research Councils, Industry, Charities or the School itself. These Studentships provide a minimum tax-free stipend of ~£13k / annum. The budget for laboratory expenses may come from the same source as the stipend, or alternative sources.

Information on Funding & Fees

Details of the International Scholarship Fund

Research Areas

The School has a diverse research portfolio and range of research facilities. Research interests embrace a number of themes developed across four disciplines.

Programme Administration

Your PhD programme is overseen by Dr Emma Kidd, the Director of Postgraduate Research Studies, supported by Mrs Wendy Davies, Postgraduate Research Administrator.

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