PhD and MPhil
Our research degrees offer the freedom to investigate a cutting-edge topic in depth, working with leading researchers and enjoying access to first-class facilities.
As a postgraduate student at the School of Biosciences, you will benefit from working in an outstanding training and research environment, with a structured and well-supported programme to help you develop your independent research skills.
We offer fully-funded PhD studentships for UK and EU applicants through the Biosciences PhD programme, as well as providing self-funded opportunities for students from around the world.
We offer a number of fully-funded studentships in a variety of research areas.
Externally-funded and self-funded PhDs
We offer supervision and/or research projects in the following areas to externally-funded and self-funded students from the UK, the EU and overseas.
- Molecular Biosciences
- Organisms and Environment
- Engineering Living Systems
- Mechanisms of Life and Disease
- Sustainable Planet
- New Technologies.
We also welcome research proposals from externally-funded and self-funded students. It is important to match your application to the School's research interests so, before applying, please contact staff members from the relevant research division to discuss your potential research proposal.
Our MPhil comprises a shorter and more focused project than a PhD and allows you to build on previous academic and professional experience to further develop your research skills.
MPhil applications should be relevant to research interests of staff in the School of Biosciences.
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Full details of our PhD and MRes programmes, including how to apply, are available in course finder.