Biological Sciences

Postgraduate Research

PhD, MSc by Research and MPhil programmes at the School of Biological Sciences

The School forms one of the largest academic groupings of biological scientists in the UK. Our postgraduate research students are welcomed into a supportive community where they can develop skills that will serve them whichever direction their career takes.

Industrial action

University and College Union (UCU) industrial action is taking place in many UK Universities, and may impact applicants receiving their final transcript and certificate for admission to further study.  Applicants in this position who are applying to one of our research programmes can request to be considered on their interim transcript. 

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We offer supervision for research projects agreed with a supervisor lasting a year (MSc by Research) or two years (MPhil).

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