University of Southampton

University of Southampton

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences PhD students are based in our new Life Sciences Building, a scientific focal point for researchers from across the University and external organisations, or at Southampton General Hospital, one of the country's leading teaching hospitals. Our vibrant Graduate School offers a supportive environment for PhD study. Our programmes provide an integrated series of training modules to help you develop your professional and personal skills as well as your scientific expertise. Your research work will be closely supervised and supported, particularly in the early months. Opportunities exist for postgraduate research in line with the Centre's three thematic research groups: Biomedical Sciences, Environmental Biosciences, and Molecular and Cellular Biosciences. There are also close collaborations with other disciplines including Chemistry, Ocean and Earth Science, Medicine, Engineering and Computer Science.

Course modules

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time October 2016 - 2 years
PhD Part-time October 2016 - 5 years
MPhil Full-time October 2016 - 2 years
MPhil Part-time October 2016 - 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ South East

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