The Biosciences programme from University of Birmingham sits within the School of Biosciences, which has excellent teaching and research profiles.
Research in the School of Biosciences centres around four interlinked groupings, which focus on multi and interdisciplinary research.
Each theme represents areas of research excellence in human, animal, plant, microbial, cell and molecular biology, and these areas integrate with systems biology and structural biology.
If you already have a supervisor in mind, you can contact them directly about their projects currently on offer.
Research students at the School are members of the Biosciences Graduate Research School, and receive training in many generic and transferable skills in addition to those that are specific to their research discipline. We give special emphasis to postgraduate student research training, including regular monitoring of progress and the provision of an induction programme and short courses in core and specialised techniques.
If I gain a postgraduate research degree in this area, what are my career prospects?
Birmingham’s Bioscience graduates develop transferable skills that are useful in many occupations. These include experience with a variety of modern research methods; the ability to manage and analyse large and diverse quantities of information; the ability to organise information in a logical and coherent manner; analysing and evaluating complex information; and making reasoned arguments, both orally, in meetings, conferences and other presentations, and in written work. There are many careers where a bioscience qualification is useful and past graduates have entered areas including ecology, laboratory research in a number of different fields, clinical science, recruitment, and commercial management. Some of our PhD graduates also continue onto successful careers in academic research and teaching.
The four School research themes are:
- BIFor and Environmental Sciences
- Microbiology and Infection
- Cells and Molecules
- Plant Science and Food Security
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- StartingApplication deadline not specified.
DisciplinesBiology View 90 other PhDs in Biology in United Kingdom
At least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent, or a postgraduate Masters, in a relevant subject
International24780 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 24780 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4565 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4565 GBP per year during 36 months.
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