University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Cell Biology

The Institute of Cell Biology (ICB), including the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, hosts 34 laboratories carrying out world-class research into fundamental mechanisms relating to cellular function. A significant proportion of our research involves systems biology approaches and mathematical modelling. Our research groups comprise one of the largest communities of cell biology researchers in the UK. Many of our staff are Fellows of the Royal Society and acknowledged leaders in their field. Most PhD students who train at the ICB continue with their academic career or join research in the industry, often becoming independent group leaders. **Diversity of interests** We offer a wide scope 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 our PhD students.

Entry requirements

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD: Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Course modules

See our website for detailed programme information


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time February 2020 22,200 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time February 2020 11,100 per Year 1 (International) 6 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Central area campus EH8 9JZ Scotland

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Key information

Postgraduate Programme Administrator (Cell Research)
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