Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate Study

The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology provides a rich and well-staffed environment for our students. We offer excellent teaching hosting around 40 energetic staff including top researchers, forming a coherent research community with established strengths across:

  • Structure, Dynamics and Assembly of Macromolecular Complexes
  • Single Molecule Approaches to Understanding Biological Systems
  • Mechanisms and Principles of Regulation of Gene Expression
  • Channels, Receptors and Signalling

We are a research-led university, and that means students enjoy a pivotal role in forging new ideas and technologies. Through our teaching Schools, members of the Department take an active role in ensuring our teaching is informed by frontline research.  Our postgraduates have full access research equipment and facilities within the Department and contribute to a significant part of the research output.  PhD projects involve 3 to 4 year research period with a specific supervisor (plus co-supervisors for some interdisciplinary projects). One year MSc courses have a formal taught element as well as a 6 month research project. The Department of Molecular and Cell Biology offers the following courses for postgraduates:

PhD by Research

PhD by Research

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Research for self-funded Students

Self funded students

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MSc Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

Cancer Cell and Molecular Biology

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MSc Bioinformatics

MsC Bioinformatics

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