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MPhil/PhD On Campus

Structural and Molecular Biology

University College London (UCL)

36 months
Duration
27750 GBP/year
5690 GBP/year
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About

The Structural and Molecular Biology MPhil/PhD programme from University College London (UCL) provides a leading-edge research environment, superb access to technical resources, and world-recognised research expertise in areas such as bacterial secretion, aging, signal transduction, protein folding, bioinformatics, drug metabolism and cellular protein trafficking.

Overview

The Research Department of Structural and Molecular Biology (SMB) from University College London (UCL), within the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology (ISMB) conducts world-class research in the areas of Structural and Molecular Biology, while providing a stimulating interdisciplinary postgraduate training and vibrant environment.

Careers

Our recent graduates have become researchers at leading UK universities and research centres including Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, King's College London, University of Manchester, the Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK; and highly reputable international academic institutions such as Cornell University, Yale, Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of the Western Cape. 

Others have entered employment in the civil service and National Health Service, or have found senior roles in industry with companies such as Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, Celltech and Genzyme.

Employability

We place strong emphasis on high-quality student training, interdisciplinary approaches to research, and on providing students with a considerable range of opportunities to develop transferable skills. 

Our students are highly successful in obtaining research positions in academia and industry owing to the range of technical expertise that they develop, as well as their deep understanding of fundamental biological processes. They are also successful in gaining positions in other professions where, in addition to a scientific background, our students are able to offer presentation, communication, numerical and data analysis skills (e.g. clinical trials, knowledge transfer and teaching).

Programme Structure

Research areas:

The majority of research projects undertaken by our postgraduate students have a strong multi-disciplinary component. However, research activities within the department can broadly be grouped into the following research areas:

  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular cell biology and metabolism
  • Molecular microbiology
  • Structural biology and molecular biophysics.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

Credits

360 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, cell biology, chemical biology, molecular biology, physics, chemistry or similar subjects from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 
  • Our studentship places are limited and highly sought after; previous research experience would provide a competitive edge to prospective candidates.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    27750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27750 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    5690 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5690 GBP per year during 36 months.

Part-time tuition fee:

  • UK: £2,845/year
  • Overseas: £13,930/year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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