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.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time - 1 years
PhD Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
PhD Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

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

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Enquiries
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