Biological Sciences, Ph.D. | University of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, United Kingdom
36 months
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19200 GBP/year
4596 GBP/year
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About

If you want to continue to be immersed in the biological sciences, and further your career with a postgraduate Biological Sciences degree at  University of Portsmouth, get started at Portsmouth.

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Overview

We're exploring topics ranging from the evolution of life on Earth, to the huge ecological consequences of human activity, to the growing danger posed by antibiotic resistance. By studying for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll play a part in our mission to turn our expertise into impact. You'll also become a part of our research community and engage in research projects supervised by academics who are specialists in their fields.

You'll work in modern laboratories with some of the latest equipment contributing to our world-class research. 82% of our research outputs in the area of Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences – which includes Biological Sciences – were classed as world leading or internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework 2021.

You'll get the opportunity to work across research disciplines including molecular, micro, marine and environmental biology. Your research may also be closely linked to Biomedical Science and Pharmacy, Geography, and Earth and Environmental Science.

Support and facilities

When you join Biological Sciences degree at  University of Portsmouth , you'll be supported by our Graduate School, alongside your assigned supervisory team, who'll help you get the most from our facilities. The Graduate School will help you become part of our thriving, collaborative research community, and help grow your skills as a researcher through the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers training, workshops and events.

You'll have access to our biophysical laboratories including equipment such as 600 MHz NMR spectrometer with cryo-probe, X-ray diffractometer, confocal-laser scanning, and transmission electron microscopes. You can also use our extensive facilities for bacterial growth and protein purification.

You can also access facilities for Synchrotron Radiation at the Diamond Light Source (Harwell) and ESRF (Grenoble), Neutron Scattering facilities at Institute Laue-Langevin (Grenoble) and protein expression facilities at OPPF (Harwell).

At our Institute of Marine Sciences, you can use the following facilities:

  • Aquarium rooms with temperature-controlled flow-through sea water system
  • Shallow water research and testing platform
  • Quarantine facilities for non-native species
  • Experimentally-controlled temperature rooms
  • Molecular, general and sediment laboratories

What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career?

Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.

Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.

Programme Structure

Current research

  • Explore the work we're doing across our three research groups within Biological Sciences.
  • Please see our website for our latest full module information

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 36 months
  • Part-time
    • 72 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 30 April for applications from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Iran, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan and Somalia.
  • 30 June for applicants from the Rest of the World.

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2

Other requirements

General requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19200 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4596 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4596 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • NAT & EUR: Part-time and part-time distance learning: £2,298 (may be subject to annual increase)

  • INT: Part-time and part-time distance learning: £9,600 per year (may be subject to annual increase)

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 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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Scholarships Information

Below you will find PhD's scholarship opportunities for Biological Sciences.

Available Scholarships

You are eligible to apply for these scholarships but a selection process will still be applied by the provider.

Provided by university
Grant
6000 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Sport Scholarship
Merit-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1700 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Care Leavers Bursary
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
1600 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Vice Chancellor's Global Development Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Provided by university
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Unite Scholarship – a free place in halls
Need-based

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University of Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Independent provider
Grant
50000 INR
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
UniCreds Fly High Scholarship
Merit-based

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Unicreds
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
30 Mar 2024
Aga Khan Foundation International Scholarship Programme
Merit-based

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Aga Khan Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
Not specified
Full Support for Tuition and Costs of Living- PhD Scholarship at the University of Essex
Merit-based

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Junhua Li
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
10000 GBP
Deadline
10 Jun 2024
GREAT Scholarship
Merit-based

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British Council - Accreditation UK
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3500 USD
Deadline
15 Nov 2024
ACES Scholarships
Merit-based Need-based

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ACES Education Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1652 GBP
Deadline
Not specified
Commonwealth Shared Scholarship – University Bids
Merit-based Need-based

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UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO)
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
Various benefits
Deadline
14 Oct 2024
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Merit-based Need-based

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U.S. government
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1600 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Mozida African Master Scholarship
Merit-based

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Mozida Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
90000 AUD
Deadline
Not specified
World Universities Ramsay Postgraduate Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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The Ramsay Centre
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
31 Dec 2025
Scholarship for students with disabilities
Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
12000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Merit-based Need-based

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The Tobacco Harm Reduction Scholarship Programme
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
15 May 2024
iVisa Annual Scholarship
Merit-based

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iVisa
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1500 USD
Deadline
31 Mar 2024
The Annual IELTS from 6 to 9 Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IELTS from 6 to 9
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
1000 USD
Deadline
30 Jun 2024
$1,500 Annual Essay Writing Contest Scholarship
Merit-based Need-based

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IvyPanda
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid
Merit-based Need-based

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American Association of Petroleum Geologists Foundation
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
3000 USD
Deadline
Not specified
Anonymous Hope Fund
Merit-based Need-based

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Anonymous Hope Fund
Location not available
Independent provider
Grant
500 USD
Deadline
30 Apr 2024
Biotin Xtreme Hair Care Annual Scholarship 2023: Empowering The Future Of Hair Care
General Scholarships

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Biotin Xtreme Hair Care
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