University of Essex

University of Essex

Microbiology

Supervision is offered in a number of topics in microbiology, ranging from medical to environmental microbiology and from biochemical and genomic analysis of single species to whole communities; we carry out internationally recognised research on archaea, bacteria, eukarya and viruses; our expertise are in: microbial ecology; algal ecophysiology; extremophiles (especially halophiles); hydrocarbon biodegradation; trace-gas-production; and microbial interactions; e.g. viruses and bacteria with humans, bacteria with algae and protozoa; our department has facilities for: molecular biological analysis; proteomics; transcriptomics; bioinformatics; imaging; and state-of-the-art cultivation chambers for microbes, especially microalgae and anaerobes.

Entry requirements

For research study within our School of Biological Sciences, we normally require a good Honours or Master's degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline.A well developed research proposal is also essential. If English is not your 1st language, then we will require you to have IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include thesis.

Sponsorship information

Research councils and some University of Essex studentships available.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
PhD Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 6 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 6 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 4 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 4 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 GBP 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 7,475 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,060 per Year 1 (England) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Colchester Campus Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Graduate Administrator, School of Biological Sciences
Telephone number: 
01206 872719