PhDs in Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Molecular Sciences


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Molecular sciences is a cross-disciplinary field that studies molecular materials, structures and systems and their application to real-word problems. Molecular sciences serve as a basis for other scientific areas such as medicine and pharmacology, bio-molecular engineering, ecology and environmental sciences, neurobiology, materials and chemical engineering. Masters in Molecular Sciences also involve aspects of scientific innovation and discovery, ethics and environmental sustainability.

Specialised courses in molecular sciences are based on the main focus areas of biology, chemistry, physics and technology. Classes may include topics such as: molecular biology, molecular life sciences, biomedical and molecular sciences, chemical and molecular sciences, molecular health sciences, molecular science and technology, or molecular science and engineering.

Students in molecular sciences also have a significant study choice when it comes to academic specialisations, since each university will advance their own set of research areas. Examples of specialisations include: design and synthesis of molecular structures, biological chemistry, biochemistry and cell biology, materials and food chemistry, biomedicine and biomelocular interactions, clinical molecular genetics, environmental biology, etc.

Professionals typically work in medicine and medical engineering, pharmaceuticals industry, cosmetics, agriculture and forestry, forensic sciences, scientific consultancy. Many welcome the possibilities to gradually advance in management positions, while others continue their research as senior scientists.

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Suggested PhDs in Molecular Sciences

Ph.D. Molecular Biology (Postgraduate Research)

The postgraduate research students of the Molecular Biology (Postgraduate Research) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton are afforded the opportunity to develop their research skills through participation in training events organised by the Faculty of Science and Engineering and the University’s Doctoral College.

United Kingdom
Ph.D. Cell and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology Ph.D. Specialization

The Cell and Molecular Biology, Cancer Biology Ph.D. Specialization at Colorado State University is a focus area within the Cell and Molecular Biology Graduate Program that includes over two dozen faculty members from six departments in three colleges who share a strong interest and a broad expertise in molecular and clinical aspects of the development and treatment of cancer.

United States

Top Ranked Universities in Molecular Sciences on PhDPortal

Universities Location Best Global Universities Rankings (2018) Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cambridge, United States 1
Cambridge, United States 2
Cambridge, United Kingdom 3
Stanford, United States 4
San Francisco, United States 5
Oxford, United Kingdom 6
Seattle, United States 7
Baltimore, United States 8
New Haven, United States 9
San Diego, United States 10
Toronto, Canada 11
Philadelphia, United States 12
Saint Louis, United States 13
Berkeley, United States 14
Ithaca, United States 15
Stockholm, Sweden 16
Los Angeles, United States 17
New York City, United States 18
Chicago, United States 19
London, United Kingdom 20
Copenhagen, Denmark 21
Ann Arbor, United States 22
London, United Kingdom 23
Houston, United States 24
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 25
München, Germany 26
Chapel Hill, United States 27
London, United Kingdom 28
Paris, France 29
Rotterdam, Netherlands 30
Durham, United States 31
Leiden, Netherlands 32
Dallas, United States 33
Montréal, Canada 34
Helsinki, Finland 34
Brisbane, Australia 36
Heidelberg, Germany 37
New York City, United States 38
Utrecht, Netherlands 39
Los Angeles, United States 40
Tokyo, Japan 40
Melbourne, Australia 42
Singapore, Singapore 43
Leuven, Belgium 44
Uppsala, Sweden 45
Groningen, Netherlands 46
Nashville, United States 47
Barcelona, Spain 48
Davis, United States 48
Boston, United States 50
Lund, Sweden 51
Nijmegen, Netherlands 51
München, Germany 53
London, United Kingdom 54
Salt Lake City, United States 55
Tartu, Estonia 56
University Park, United States 57
Amsterdam, Netherlands 58
Manhattan, United States 59
Paris, France 60
Pasadena, United States 61
Kyoto, Japan 62
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 63
Santa Cruz, United States 64
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 65
Vancouver, Canada 66
Manchester, United Kingdom 66
New York City, United States 68
Lausanne, Switzerland 69
Beijing, China 70
Zürich, Switzerland 71
Atlanta, United States 72
Barcelona, Spain 72
Bristol, United Kingdom 72
Glasgow, United Kingdom 75
New York City, United States 76
Columbus, United States 77
Joensuu, Finland 78
Mitte, Germany 79
Aarhus, Denmark 80
Sydney, Australia 81
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 82
Beijing, China 83
Evanston, United States 84
Oulu, Finland 85
Leicester, United Kingdom 86
Strasbourg, France 86
Amsterdam, Netherlands 86
Madison, United States 89
Jerusalem, Israel 90
Bonn, Germany 90
Köln, Germany 92
Genève, Switzerland 93
Oslo, Norway 94
Minneapolis, United States 95
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 96
Freiburg, Germany 97
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 97
Perth, Australia 97
Shanghai, China 100
Worcester, United States 100
Cardiff, United Kingdom 102
Lausanne, Switzerland 103
Milano, Italy 104
Exeter, United Kingdom 105
Montréal, Canada 106
Pittsburgh, United States 106
Basel, Switzerland 108
Princeton, United States 109
Wageningen, Netherlands 110
Sydney, Australia 111
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 112
Gent, Belgium 112
Baltimore, United States 114
Milano, Italy 114
Mitte, Germany 116
Göteborg, Sweden 117
Osaka-shi, Japan 118
São Paulo, Brazil 118
Athens, United States 118
Paris, France 118
University of Tampere Tampere, Finland 122
Birmingham, United Kingdom 123
Portland, United States 124
Tübingen, Germany 125
Hannover, Germany 126
Göttingen, Germany 127
Orsay, France 128
Melbourne, Australia 129
Urbana, United States 129
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 131
Fukuoka, Japan 132
Seoul, South Korea 133
Hamburg, Germany 133
Dundee, United Kingdom 135
Cleveland, United States 136
Ottawa, Canada 137
Liverpool, United Kingdom 138
Birmingham, United States 139
Southampton, United Kingdom 140
Sheffield, United Kingdom 141
New Brunswick, United States 142
Irvine, United States 143
Winston-Salem, United States 143
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 145
South Miami, United States 145
Sendai-shi, Japan 147
Kiel, Germany 147
Austin, United States 149
Vienna, Austria 150
Umeå, Sweden 151
Shanghai, China 152
Lyon, France 153
Guangzhou, China 153
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 155
Stony Brook, United States 156
Ulm, Germany 156
Dresden, Germany 158
Haifa, Israel 159
Dublin, Ireland 160
Münster, Germany 161
Bologna, Italy 162
Chicago, United States 163
Leeds, United Kingdom 164
Medford, United States 165
Auckland, New Zealand 165
Erlangen, Germany 165
Charlottesville, United States 168
Barcelona, Spain 169
Roma, Italy 170
Graz, Austria 171
Düsseldorf, Germany 172
Bern, Switzerland 173
Padua, Italy 174
Boulder, United States 175
Gainesville, United States 176
Roma, Italy 177
Essen, Germany 177
Porto, Portugal 177
Rochester, United States 180
Nottingham, United Kingdom 181
Hamilton, Canada 182
Tucson, United States 182
Iowa City, United States 184
Turku, Finland 184
Prague, Czech Republic 186
Columbia, United States 187
Indianapolis, United States 188
Innsbruck, Austria 188
Lübeck, Germany 188
Providence, United States 191
Marseille, France 191
Coventry, United Kingdom 193
Beijing, China 194
Bergen, Norway 194
Nagoya, Japan 196
Baton Rouge, United States 197
Maastricht, Netherlands 198
Montpellier, France 199
Stockholm, Sweden 200