48 months
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17050 GBP/year
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About

The PhD Bioinformatics research from University of Essex focuses on the analysis of large functional genomics datasets. It involves close collaborations between our students and academics with backgrounds in any of: bioinformatics, biological sciences, computer science, mathematics, physics and statistics.

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Overview

Our staff are strongly committed to research and teaching. They are world leaders in their individual specialisms, with their papers appearing in learned journals such as; Briefings in Bioinformatics , PLoS One, BMC Bioinformatics, and Briefings in Functional Genomics.

Features

The Department of Mathematical Sciences is based in the University’s state-of-the-art STEM Centre. Research students have a dedicated work space and PCs, with access to software such as MATLAB, LaTeX and R.

All University of Essex research students have access to our innovative and unique scheme, Proficio. Postgraduate research students are automatically enrolled on Proficio, which provides a variety of training courses, and a fund of up to £2,500 per student for conference attendance and relevant external training courses.

Your future after the PhD Bioinformatics research from University of Essex

Many of our former PhD students have gone on to work as academics in prominent institutions across the world, such as the University of Cambridge, University of Nottingham and many other international universities. Some have also remained at the University of Essex, working as postdoctoral research fellows, research impact officers, or lecturers.

Programme Structure

Example structure

  • A research degree gives you the chance to investigate an area or topic in real depth, and develop transferable research skills. During your time in the Department you have opportunities to attend conferences, publish papers, and give talks at departmental research seminars. You may also attend some university modules, and will meet with your supervisor typically on a weekly basis.
  • Within our Department, our PhD students are usually encouraged to take our taught module, Research Methods, in the first year of study, so you are well equipped with the necessary skills to undertake effective research. You may also attend some other modules on an informal basis.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months
  • Part-time
    • 84 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Required

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a good honours degree and a Masters degree in a relevant subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential.
  • You may be required to attend an interview/Skype interview for acceptance, and acceptance is subject to research expertise in the department.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17050 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5360 GBP per year during 48 months.

PT

  • Home/UK fee: £2,815
  • International fee: £8,525

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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