University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Biological Sciences (Structural and Chemical Biology)

Biomolecules are the foundation of all life. Students study the structure of these molecules, and how this structure relates to function. Students have access to an array of supporting biophysical techniques such as isothermal titration calorimetry, fluorescence spectrophotometry, optical and acoustic biosensors and thermofluoro methods for quantification of interactions. Research focuses on elucidating the structure-function relationships of the biomolecules that regulate cell function in health and disease. There is an emphasis on the identification of new therapeutic targets for a spectrum of diseases of major socio-economic impact, such as malaria and other tropical diseases, influenza, amyloidoses, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases including motor-neurone, muscle wasting, cardiovascular, cirrhosis and cancers of both adults and children.

Entry requirements

A good (2.1 or above) Honours 1st degree in an appropriate science subject is required as a minimum, which, preferably, is relevant to the area of interest; IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component); TOEFL iBT 88 or above with minimum scores in components as follows: Listening and Writing 21, Reading � 22, Speaking 23; International Baccalaureate Standard Level 5; Hong Kong use of English AS level C; INDIA Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards; WAEC C4-6.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PhD Full-time £ 16,847 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PhD Part-time - 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 16,847 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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