University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Animal Biology

The course has a strong integrative research theme combining whole animal physiology with in vitro studies using molecular, cellular and systems approaches; experimental systems range from simple invertebrates to mammals and address a diversity of biological questions including: Behavioural neurobiology; biological clocks in the regulation of reproduction and metabolism; neuroendocrinology; cardiac physiology; renal physiology; regulation of appetite and body weight; and evolutionary genetics and sexual dimorphism.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree or 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 a research project.

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 Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 36 months
PhD Part-time - 72 months
MPhil Full-time - 12 months
MPhil Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

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

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