The School of Biological Sciences has a world-class reputation for research excellence, with a vibrant and diverse community of postgraduate students. We offer a range of PhD and Masters by Research programmes at the cutting edge of research.
Cutting-edge research across a uniquely broad range of biological disciplines, from genomics, biotechnology, and cell biology, through sensory biology, animal behaviour and evolution, to population biology, host-disease interactions and ecosystem services.
MSc: 1 year full-time. PhD: 3 years full-time. Part time equivalents available.
Advanced coverage of quantitative aspects of the fossil record and the history of life. The programme bridges the biology-geology divide, and will provide you with a strong background for independent research to PhD level or for a career in museums, libraries, management, or the media.
1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time
An innovative programme designed to train tomorrow’s leaders in earth and environmental sciences in one of three interdisciplinary research themes: Solid Earth, Living World, Changing Planet.
Fully-funded training in cutting-edge bioscience and food security research skills, with a thorough training in numerical and systems based approaches.
4 years full-time
Interdisciplinary research across engineering, social, life and molecular science - focusing on the development of innovative mathematical methodology, tools and concepts which can be applied and tested on real-world problems.
3 years full-time
Combining the fundamental understanding of biological systems with the principles of engineering, to create the next generation of industrial and academic leaders in the nascent field of Synthetic Biology.
4 years full-time
Language training, visa information and research & teaching partnerships
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