University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Cell Biology

The programme covers the area of cell biology, underpinned by facilities in confocal, electron and light microscopy; research is focussed on understanding the molecular basis of cell division, organelle biogenesis and protein targeting, differentiation, adhesion and secretion.

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).

Course modules

Research areas include: Cytoskeleton and control of the cell cycle; molecular mechanisms of chromosome segregation; mechanisms of DNA repair; animal and plant apoptosis; palate and epidermal development; protein targeting; translocation and secretion; adhesion and the extracellular matrix; vascular development in plants; ultrastructure of eukaryotic microbes and fungi; host immune responses.

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.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Part-time - 4 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (EU) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (England) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 32,500 per Year 1 (International) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 years
PhD Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Whole course (EU) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Whole course (England) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 32,500 per Whole course (International) 1 years
MPhil Full-time September 2016 GBP 19,000 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years

Campus details

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

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