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Biological Sciences, PhD/MPhil

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (WUR) Bangor, United Kingdom
The first six months of your Biological Sciences PhD or MPhil at Bangor University will be spent refining your project proposal and conducting a thorough Literature review, which will contribute to your final thesis. 
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Overview

  •  You will also present your proposal to the rest of the cohort and supervisory staff. Feedback obtained will enable you to improve your final project.
  • The Biological Sciences programme is offered by the Bangor University.
  • You will also be expected to take advantage of the training programme provided by the College of Natural Sciences Graduate School and the University Doctoral School in both subject-specific and generic postgraduate-level skills.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date

    The University will accept applications throughout the year.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      PhD: 2 to 3 years full-time.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research AreasAnimal Physiology and Behaviour with specialisations in:

  • Crustacean neuroendocrinology, growth, reproduction
  • Environmental physiology of aquatic organisms
  • Fish Behaviour
  • Integrative behavioural physiology/energetics
  • Marine mammals/conservation genetics
Cellular and Molecular with specialisations in:
  • Cancer Research
  • Cell Biology
  • DNA damage checkpoints
  • DNA repair Endothelial development
  • Entomology Eukaryote chromosome dynamics/repair
  • Eukaryotic cell control cycle
  • Forensic acarology
  • Human neural differentiation and cancer
  • Intracellular host-symbiont interactions
  • Mechanisms of mammalian signal transduction
  • Metabolic regulation
  • Metal-microbe interaction
  • Microbiology of extreme environments
  • Molecular medical/vetinary entomology
  • Molecular parasitology
  • Neurodegenerative genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Reproductive parasites and pathogens of invertebrates
  • Vector biology.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    67

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • An upper second class honours degree is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4330 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4330 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Bangor

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Country Scholarship

  • Up to £12,000
  • Bangladesh; Cameroon; Colombia; Egypt; Ghana; Nigeria; Pakistan; Thailand; Turkey; Vietnam

PRONABEC Scholarship                                                                               

  • Full fee waiver & monthly stipend  
  • Peru

Bangor International Scholarships

  • Up to £4,000
  • All countries

Alumni/Existing Students/Family Discount

  • £1,000 in addition to the Bangor International Scholarship
  • All countries

China Scholarship Council

  • Full tuition fee waiver
  • China

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