PhD Biotechnology

Year of entry: 2020

Overview

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
Duration
36 months 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

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

Biotechnology is the use and exploitation of organisms and biological processes for the benefit of industry, society and the environment. The biotechnological potential of animals, plants and microorganisms is vast, particularly through the use of advancing genomic technologies. There are many applications of biotechnology such as the development of novel medicines and healthcare products, through to the genetic manipulation of crops and algae for providing food security and bioenergy, and the use of plant and microbes for environmental engineering such as bioremediation. Biotechnology is a core strength of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Manchester. Biotechnology research within the School includes the genetic engineering of plants, bioremediation of terrestrial and aquatic environments, biofuels and bioproducts from plants, algae and microorganisms, environmental biotechnology, bioinformatics.

Open days

The next Open Day will take place on Wednesday 23rd October. Further details will appear here shortly.

Fees

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

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Standard £TBA, Low £7,000, Medium £14,000, High £19,000
    International students (per annum): Standard £24,000, Low £26,000, Medium £31,500, High £36,500
  • PhD (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Standard £TBA, Low £3,500, Medium £7,000, High £9,500
    International students (per annum): Standard £12,000, Band 1 £13,000; Band 2 £15,750; Band 3 £18,250

Contact details

Department
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 0776
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 306 9361
Email
Website
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/ees
School/Faculty

Our internationally-renowned expertise across the School of Natural Sciences informs research led teaching with strong collaboration across disciplines, unlocking new and exciting fields and translating science into reality.  Our multidisciplinary learning and research activities advance the boundaries of science for the wider benefit of society, inspiring students to promote positive change through educating future leaders in the true fundamentals of science. Find out more about Science and Engineering at Manchester .

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Entry requirements

Academic entry qualification overview

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).

English language

Overseas students would need to demonstrate competence in English Language, for example, IELTS score of 6.5.

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.

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

Biotechnology is the use and exploitation of organisms and biological processes for the benefit of industry, society and the environment. The biotechnological potential of animals, plants and microorganisms is vast, particularly through the use of advancing genomic technologies. There are many applications of biotechnology such as the development of novel medicines and healthcare products, through to the genetic manipulation of crops and algae for providing food security and bioenergy, and the use of plant and microbes for environmental engineering such as bioremediation. Biotechnology is a core strength of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Manchester. Biotechnology research within the School includes the genetic engineering of plants, bioremediation of terrestrial and aquatic environments, biofuels and bioproducts from plants, algae and microorganisms, environmental biotechnology, bioinformatics.

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