Molecular and Cell Biology PhD
|How to Apply|
|1.||Make sure we offer PhD supervision in the area in which you want to work - search our staff research interests in the section below.|
Draft a brief (1,000 words maximum) personal statement that:
You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme
|4.||Submit your online application|
Research in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology covers a wide area from physico-chemical mechanisms through to cell and developmental biology.
|Our Research Degrees|
We offer Molecular and Cell Biology supervision for the degree of:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Full-Time and Part-Time
|Supervisors and Research Areas|
We offer PhD supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:
- Cancer and cell biology
- Cell physiology and pharmacology
- Cell signalling and G Protein-coupled receptor molecular pharmacology
- Mechanisms and principles of gene expression
- Molecular physiology of the cardiovascular system
- Single molecular approaches to understanding biological systems
- Structure, dynamics and assembly of macromolecular complexes
- Structure-based drug discovery and design
- Structure-function relationships in ion channels and receptors
Interested in a different research area?
It is important that the area you want to work in is broadly compatible with our research interests - otherwise we may not be able to accept your application.
However, please do not feel we will not be interested if there is not an exact match. It is sometimes possible to be flexible, so please contact us.
|Entry Requirements and Fees|
Applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.
Tuition fees vary according to the applicant's fee status (UK, EU, or international) and the mode of study (full-time or part-time).
|Studentships and Funding|
Funded PhD studentships and other funding opportunities are advertised as they become available.
PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time).
A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 50,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.