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Integrative Neurobiology and Behaviour PhD - 2014 entry | The University of Manchester
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Integrative Neurobiology and Behaviour PhD

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Degree awarded
36-48 months (full-time), 72-96 months (part-time)
Entry requirements

The standard entry requirement for PhD study is a First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, a Lower Second class honours degree supplemented by a Masters degree, or appropriate relevant work experience, may be acceptable.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Programme description

PhD programmes are based on individual research projects that last 3 or 4 years, working with a specific academic supervisor (principle investigators). Applicants are specifically matched with a principle investigator based on their research interests and background.

A network of electrically active neurones is found in almost all multicellular animals. The function of this nervous system is to control physiology and behaviour by receiving and integrating sensory information and conveying executive commands to muscles and glands. Diversity in the fundamental properties of individual neurones and glia, and in the nature of their connectivity, provides the nervous system with unparalleled scope for complexity. This intricacy is central to its function and provides the substrate for advanced cognitive functions in higher vertebrates and man. Modern neurobiology research is characterised by the application of new technology to traditional behavioural, anatomical and cellular analyses, and the integration of contemporary molecular and post-genomic techniques. The Neurobiology group uses this multidisciplinary strategy to explore the development and normal activity of the nervous system, as well as the origins and mechanisms of degeneration and dysfunction.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Low £6,800, Medium £13,450, High £18,450
    International students (per annum): Standard £18,000, Low £20,100, Medium £25,100, High £30,300
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Low £3,350, Medium £6,500, High £9,050
    International students (per annum): Standard £9,000, Low £10,050, Medium £12,550, High £15,150

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.


Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Life Sciences
+44 (0)161 275 5608
+44 (0)161 275 5657

Academic department overview

See: About the Faculty of Life Sciences.

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