PhD/MPhil Biomolecular Science / Overview

Year of entry: 2021

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Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy; Master of Philosophy
Duration
PhD 3-4 Years Full-Time; MPhil 1 Year Full-Time
Entry requirements
We normally expect students to have a First or Upper Second class UK honours degree or international equivalent, in a relevant science discipline or a first degree with an additional UK Masters degree (or international equivalent).

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply online  

You should include details of your previous study, your research project title and the name of the academic member of staff you would like to supervise your research.

We strongly recommend that you make contact with your proposed supervisor before submitting an application.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PhD Y Y N N
MPhil Y Y N N

Programme description

Biomolecular tools and approaches are fundamental to many areas of research that study microbial, animal and plant systems. Furthermore, modern research within the fields of ecology and evolution is underpinned by the biomolecular sciences, through the use of advanced methodologies in genomics, metabolomics and analytical chemistry, as well as computational biology. Biomolecular science focusses on understanding biological processes, whether within an individual cell or tissue, a whole organism or within an ecosystem, at a molecular level. Research within the School that encompasses the biomolecular sciences includes bioarchaeological understanding of our past, population genetics, plant and soil ecology, biological responses to environmental stress, plant and microbial biotechnology, and microbial evolution.

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Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2021, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK students (per annum): Standard TBC, Band 1 £7,250, Band 2 £14,500, Band 3 £19,500
    International, including EU, students (per annum): Standard £24,500, Band 1 £27,000, Band 2 £32,500, Band 3 £37,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK students (per annum): Standard TBC, Low £3,625, Medium £7,250, High £9,750
    International, including EU, students (per annum): Overseas Standard £12,250, Band 1 £13,750, Band 2 £16,250, Band 3 £18,750

Further information for EU students can be found on our dedicated EU page.

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The Faculty of Science and Engineering is offering a number of scholarships to both UK and overseas students. For more information about these scholarships please visit our Manchester Alumni Scholarship Schemes page or the Fees and Funding page on the Department website for more information on other scholarships and awards available.

Contact details

Department
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0776
Email
Website
https://www.ees.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty

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