University of Manchester

University of Manchester


PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last 3-4 years (PhD) or 1-2 years (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s). Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background. Physiology seeks to addresses how the individual aspects of molecular, cellular, tissue and organ function relates to whole organism function and how perturbations from the external environment effect these processes. Research utilises emerging technologies in parallel with more traditional studies at whole organism level. This approach benefits from the sense of perspective gained from the application of a wide range of techniques to understanding physiological systems. Examples of current physiological research include: Cardiovascular & Muscle Responses to Injury Male & Female Infertility Diabetes Mellitus & Secretory Processes Body Fluid Homeostasis

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 score of 6.5, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) required.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Sponsorship information

Each year the Faculty of Life Sciences has a number of studentships on offer to eligible UK/EU applicants; these studentships are funded by awards from UK research councils (i.e. BBSRC, EPSRC, MRC, NERC, ESRC, AHRC); studentships are linked to specific PhD projects and are available for applicants to work in the laboratories of named principal investigators; each year the list of funded PhD projects varies; in addition, throughout the year other studentships may be available through charities, internal funds and some industry-sponsored awards; the Faculty has a number of different scholarship options available to international students.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 48 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 24 months
MPhil Full-time July 2017 - 12 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
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