MPhil Biological Chemistry

Year of entry: 2020

Overview

Degree awarded
Master of Philosophy
Duration
1 Year [Full-Time]
Entry requirements
The standard academic entry requirements for an MPhil programme will be a Lower Second class UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

Full entry requirements

How to apply
 

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Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
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Programme description

This programme of research is for one year full-time or two years part-time study. You will require a minimum of a Lower Second class UK honours degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline. Your research area can be chosen from Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomolecular Science, Biotechnology, Gene Expression, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Structural Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Toxicology.

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPhil (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Base rate £TBA Low £9,000, Medium £16,000, High £21,000
    International students (per annum): Base rate £24,500;Low £26,000,Medium £31,000, High £36,000
  • MPhil (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Base rate £TBA; Low £4,500, Medium £8,000, High £10,500
    International students (per annum): Base rate £12,500;Low £13,000,Medium £15,500, High £18,000
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

School/Faculty
School of Chemistry
Contact name
Recruitment and Admissions Administrator
Telephone
+44 (0)161 306 9279
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 4598
Email
Website
http://www.chemistry.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

The standard academic entry requirements for an MPhil programme will be a Lower Second class UK honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering discipline.

English language

Students will need to be able to demonstrate competency in the English language and students who do not already possess a recognised English Language qualification will need to take a test such as IELTS or TOEFL and attain a minimum of IELTS 6.5 (with no sub test > 5.5), IB TOEFL 90 (with no sub test > 22).

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Other international entry requirements

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country .

Application and selection

How to apply

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry.  In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.  We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.

Programme details

Programme description

This programme of research is for one year full-time or two years part-time study. You will require a minimum of a Lower Second class UK honours degree or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline. Your research area can be chosen from Analytical, Biological, Inorganic, Materials, Organic, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomolecular Science, Biotechnology, Gene Expression, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Structural Biology, Genetics, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Toxicology.

Facilities

The School has outstanding facilities, with for example 9 high resolution NMR spectrometers and 1 solid state, 3 area detectors and several powder systems for X-ray crystallography, and it hosts a national EPR service. Its research has been recognised both by funding bodies, who are currently providing over £40M of research grants, and by numerous national and international prizes and awards.  

We offer comprehensive academic coverage across the chemical sciences and in all the core sub-disciplines of chemistry. We have strong research links with more than 80 different companies and more than 150 overseas universities and research institutes.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk

Careers

Career opportunities

The programmes we offer place our graduates in the best position to enhance their career prospects.  Many of our Masters students progress to PhD study.  A number of our PhD graduates have taken up postdoctoral research positions in the UK or overseas, where as others have chosen a career in academia or move into industry such as GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, NNL.  The nature of our degrees provides graduates with transferrable and specific skills needed for different careers.