University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Molecular Biology

The programme is fundamental to almost all research that studies microbial, animal and plant systems; many research groups in the Faculty of Life Sciences are concerned with clinically related subjects including cancer; embryology; development; movement disorders; arthritis; bacterial pathogenesis; tissue injury and its repair.

Entry requirements

A 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject, Lower 2nd Class 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) required.

Course modules

Modules include: Transcription factors and signal transduction; RNA processing; apoptosis and cell fate; molecular basis of inherited diseases; cell and tissue morphogenesis; cytoplasmic inheritance; transgenic technologies; biological clocks.

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 September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

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

Key information

FMBE- Doctoral Academy
Telephone number: 
+44 (0)161 2755608