University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Cell Biology

The centre offers a range of projects covering different areas of cell biology, including: the synthesis, processing, localisation and degradation of RNA; epigenetic control of gene expression, chromosome function and genome stability; mechanisms of cell growth and duplication; the rules that govern cellular architecture; biotechnology, synthetic biology; microbial regulation; a variety of courses in microscopy, bioinformatics and proteomics are available to all PhD students.

Entry requirements

A UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant subject; tpically, candidates have a good understanding of the field they propose to study, and at least some research experience; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 17,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time £ 8,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 6 years
PhD Part-time £ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees) 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

Key information

Postgraduate Programme Administrator
Telephone number: 
0131 650 7366