PhD Wellcome Trust - Quantitative and Biophysical Biology / Overview

Year of entry: 2019

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
4 Year PhD
Entry requirements
We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to this funded PhD programme.  As competition is tough, many of our applicants hold a first-class undergraduate degree and a Masters-level qualification.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

We accept applications each year from around October-November for entry the following September.  Details on how to apply can be found on the Wellcome Trust programme website .  You should follow the guidance carefully on how to make an online application.

Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Programme overview

  • Fully-funded flagship PhD Programme
  • Opportunities for those training in physics, engineering, maths or computer science to take the leap into biology
  • Bespoke training and transferable skills development
  • Opportunity to undertake project rotations
  • Conduct research at a university ranked 7th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2018).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what undertaking postgraduate research at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • PhD (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Standard £4,327, Low £8,750, Medium £15,500, High £20,500
    International students (per annum): Standard £23,000, Low £24,000, Medium £30,500, High £35,500


This is a fully-funded programme supported by the Wellcome Trust and is open to UK/EU candidates.  We can consider outstanding overseas applicants, please contact us for more information.

Contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Doctoral Academy Admissions
+44 (0)161 275 5608
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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