University of Manchester

University of Manchester


Research areas include: wound healing; injury and repair; cancer biology; arthritis research; appetite and body weight; neurodegeneration and movement disorders; animal cell biotechnology; microbial pathogenicity and production of therapeutics; fungal biotechnology and protein production; genetic engineering of crops; containment of transgenes in the environment; bioremediation of terrestrial and aquatic environments; bioinformatics.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject; 2.2 Honours degree supplemented by appropriate relevant experience may be acceptable; IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by research projects.

Sponsorship information

A large number of funded PhD places are offered annually via the UK Research Councils; other studentships may be available through charities, internal funds and some industry- sponsored awards.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 12 months
MPhil Part-time - 24 months
PhD Full-time - 36 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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