• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
The postgraduate research students of the Biological Sciences (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.

About

Why choose the Biological Sciences (Postgraduate Research) programme offered by the University of Wolverhampton?

PhD students at the Wolverhampton School of Sciences are supervised by academics who are leading experts in their particular area of expertise. At least one academic in each supervisory team will have a track record of successful supervisions.

  • The Wolverhampton School of Sciences prides itself on the levels of support provided to postgraduate research students in the course of their PhD journey. Our academics meet regularly with their supervisees, and work closely with them at all stages of the project, from inception to completion.
  • The University of Wolverhampton provides a collegiate research environment and first-class facilities to its PhD students, including a dedicated postgraduate research room, access to the University’s Harrison Learning Centre and leading databases in the electronic resources.
  • Postgraduate research students are encouraged to present their research to University academics and fellow PhD students at colloquia within the Wolverhampton School of Sciences, which provide an encouraging and friendly environment for students to sharpen their research and presentation skills.

Careers

  • Research degrees in the Wolverhampton School of Sciences can provide students with opportunities in a multitude of career paths, including academia, government, non-governmental organisations and the private sector.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

What skills will you gain?
  • University Research Conference 
  • University Research Training 
  • Teaching Skills Development

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: First Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to First Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

To apply for a research degree, you should normally hold one or more of the following:

  • a first or upper second class honours degree, or
  • a master’s degree, or
  • evidence of prior practice or learning that is accepted by the Dean of Research, or
  • relevant professional experience 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    12700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12700 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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