University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Microbial and Cellular Sciences

Students are initially registered for a probationary period and proceed to full registration after 1 year, subject to a successful upgrade viva; students are expected to demonstrate original thought and a capacity for critical evaluation; the programme provides an element of training in generic, transferable skills, as well as research skills.

Entry requirements

Candidates should have a good Honours degree (upper 2nd) in an appropriate discipline, but prior experience in research or industry may be acceptable. Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, independent study is essential, as is a good command of the English language. English Langauge requirements IELTS minimum overall: 7.0 minimum by component: 6.5.

Assessment methods

These include a thesis and a viva voce examination.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 15,920 per Academic year (overseas fees) 33 months
PhD Part-time - 45 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

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