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PhD Biotechnology / Programme details

Year of entry: 2020

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.

Additional fee information

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

  • PhD/MPhil (full-time) UK/EU students (per annum):Band 1 £7,000, Band 2 £14,00, Band 3 £19,000. International students (per annum): Band 1 £26,000, Band 2 £31,500, Band 3 £36,500.
  • PhD/MPhil (part-time) UK/EU students (per annum): Band 1 £3,500, Band 2 £7,000, Band 3 £9,500. International students (per annum): Band 1 £13,000, Band 2 £15,750, Band 3 £18,250.

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