University of Essex

University of Essex

Cell and Molecular Biology

Supervision is offered in all areas of staff expertise in cell and molecular biology; our up-to-date facilities for cell and molecular biology research include: automated genetic analysers (ABI310 and ABI3100) for DNA sequencing and fingerprinting; various PCR thermocyclers, including quantitative PCR using both Taqman and Cybergreen-based methods; gel documentation systems; ultracentrifuges; computerised ELISA; optical/fluorescence plate readers and Biacore surface plasmon resonance equipment; our metabolomics facilities include a new UHPLC-MS and an LC/MS/MS with a triple quadrapole detection.

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 4,120 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
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 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 14,950 per Year 1 (International) 1 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) 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