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Quantum Biology

University of Surrey

48 months
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About

The Quantum Biology programme at the University of Surrey gives you the opportunity to undertake an interdisciplinary research programme in a theoretical or experimental area of the discipline. 

Overview

Why choose this course

Recent research suggests that quantum mechanics appears to play an important role in many biological processes such as photosynthesis, enzyme action and mutation. This emerging and exciting discipline – known as quantum biology – could hold the key to new approaches in solar energy, drugs and diagnostics, or might even improve our understanding of how the brain works. It is also shedding light on the conceptual foundations of quantum theory.

University of Surrey is uniquely placed to offer a PhD in Quantum Biology. We are home to the Leverhulme Doctoral Training Centre for Quantum Biology – the first centre of its kind in the world. As well as standard biological and physics resources, our PhD students also have access to advanced spectroscopy, ion beam proton irradiation, nanotechnology and mass spectrometry facilities within our Advanced Technology Institute, and additional facilities at our partner institute, the National Physical Laboratory.

What you will study

As a PhD student you will become part of Surrey’s Leverhulme Centre for Doctoral Training in Quantum biology, putting you at the heart of a community of academics, postdoctoral researchers, and guest scientists. In the first year, you will embark on a training programme of interdisciplinary seminars and workshops that are designed to ‘fill in the gaps’ in physics for biologists and in biology for students from a physical science or mathematics background.

You’ll be co-supervised by academics who are experts in their areas of research and will guide you through your PhD. These academics are from a range of departments across the University including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computing and Biosciences, as well as the Advanced Technology Institute. They will help you define the objectives and scope of your research and help you learn the experimental, theoretical and computing skills you will need to complete your research. You will normally meet with your supervisors every week or every other week.

Programme Structure

Research themes
  • Photosynthesis
  • Molecular mechanisms of mutation
  • Enzymes
  • Olfaction
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Synthetic biology
  • Magnetoreception

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a first or upper-second class degree in a relevant discipline (or equivalent overseas qualification), or a lower second plus a good Masters degree (distinction normally required).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21400 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 21400 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4327 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 4327 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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