The four-year Molecular Cell Biology PhD programme at University College London (UCL) provides a broad in-depth training in fundamental aspects of biomedical science. The programme provides students with the opportunity to carry out cutting edge research in an internationally competitive environment.
First-year rotations through three different laboratories, a bespoke tutorial series and the potential for a ‘fourth rotation’ in either UCSF or Hokkaido University are some of the programme highlights.
CareersRecent graduates have secured positions as research fellows and postdoctoral researchers at leading UK universities including Cambridge and UCL and at overseas organisations such as Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center, USA and the Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. Graduates of the programme have also established careers within the scientific technology and pharmaceutical industries.
EmployabilityThroughout the course of the PhD programme students gain a wide range of employability skills, these include but are not limited to, training in presentation skills, computer literacy, reading and analysis of scientific papers, team working, committee membership, event organisation (including outreach events) and cutting edge microscopy training.
Programme StructureResearch areas:
- Cell Signalling/Transcription
- Membrane Trafficking
- Growth Control
- Developmental Biology
- Human Disease
- Clinical Session
- 48 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesBiology Microbiology Molecular Sciences View 22 other PhDs in Molecular Sciences in United Kingdom
- A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised Master's degree in an appropriate subject.
International27750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27750 GBP per year during 48 months.
National5690 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 48 months.
- UK: £2,845
- International: £13,930
Living costs for London
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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