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Subject areas and related research programmes for 2014 entry

Microbiology

PhD and MPhil programmes in Microbiology are offered by both the Faculty of Life Sciences and Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences.

As one of the largest and most successful research and teaching organisations of its kind in Europe, both Faculties operate a scientific culture in which there are no traditional barriers between research disciplines.

Shared expertise and the development of new technologies enable important bioscience problems to be approached using novel and innovative methods.

Postgraduate opportunities span all fields of life and medical sciences, from the molecule to the cell, through to the whole organism and clinical application. Projects are offered from a range of exciting and challenging research themes.

Three or four year PhD programmes, and one year MPhil programmes, are tailored to suit students with different levels of research experience and students are carefully matched with a supervisor of their choice.

Both Faculties are proud of the training opportunities they provide for all graduate students during their studies. No matter what subject area, the graduate training programme provides a variety of research and transferable skills which will be of benefit for the various career paths that bioscience graduates embark on.

A summary of the types of project available and research group profiles are provided on the respective Faculty websites via the links below. The Faculty of Life Sciences deals primarily, but not exclusively, with cellular and molecular based research into fundamental biology and human disease. The Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences (MPhil/PhD Medicine) focuses on the biological basis of disease and translation into clinical practice.

Programmes

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