Ph. D. On Campus

Biological Sciences

The University of Exeter

48 months
23800 GBP/year
4500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Biological Sciences programme from The University of Exeter is committed to ensuring that our research students are given the training and support to develop high-level professional skills required for careers in academia, commercial or public sectors.


Our location in the South West enables us to undertake a wide range of biological science research, from cell and molecular biology, microbiology and biochemistry through to evolutionary, environmental, ecological and conservation studies. Our research groups reflect the interests and expertise of our staff, ensuring that we are able to optimise the knowledge of our academic experts.


While many of our research degree graduates choose to continue their scientific research, others have embarked on careers in a variety of other sectors.

Some of the Masters by Research graduates from the Biological Sciences programme at The University of Exeter have progressed to further study, but many have sought employment on graduation.

Programme Structure

Our research is organised into nine distinct research themes:

  • Biochemistry and Molecular Microbiology
  • Cell and Developmental Biology
  • Disease Ecology and Evolution
  • Ecosystems
  • Environmental Biology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Medical Mycology
  • Microbial Evolutionary Ecology
  • Plant and Algal Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Whilst we don’t have a formal deadline for application, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants will typically hold (or be expected to attain) a First Class or Upper Second Class degree in biology or a related subject (or equivalent qualifications from other countries). 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23800 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Exeter

649 - 1087 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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