University of Edinburgh
Structural and Molecular Biology
Our group studies the structure and impact of biomolecules, from their atomic structure and assembly into molecular machines, to the large-scale effects of these molecular assemblies. Research groups investigate molecular structure using techniques such as biomolecular nuclear magnetic resonance, X-ray crystallography, computational structure prediction and cryo-electron microscopy. Study also covers the full panoply of methods for protein production and biological characterisation; a growing area of our research is the development of technologies that combine chemical library generation with proteomics and high-speed imaging methods to allow identification of new ligand-protein interactions; through links with medicine and veterinary medicine, we aim to make a real impact on healthcare through drug discovery projects.
A UK 2.1 Honours degree or its international equivalent in a relevant subject; typically, candidates have a good understanding of the field they propose to study, and at least some research experience; to discuss a PhD proposal, applicants should identify potential supervisors from the School of Biological Sciences; 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||£ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 17,200 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 2,026 per Academic year (home fees)||6 years|
|PhD||Part-time||£ 8,600 per Academic year (overseas fees)||6 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Edinburgh||Edinburgh||EH8 9JU||Scotland|
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