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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MPhil/PhD

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Lincoln, United Kingdom
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Lincoln  offer an understanding of the biological and chemical processes that allow life to thrive, giving us the tools we need to solve key challenges in cell biology, pathology, pharmacology, physiology, and genetics.
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Overview

 Advances in these fields have revolutionised our knowledge of how biological systems work at the molecular level and the mechanisms that underpin a wide range of cellular processes. This enables us to respond to a range of human health problems and diseases through interventions at the molecular and biochemical level. Our MPhil/PhD is designed to enable students to develop their research skills by focusing on a specialist set of research questions.

Students can benefit from training courses in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at University of Lincoln to develop key skills in research. Under the guidance and advice of their PhD supervisors, students will be encouraged to present talks and seminars on their work both at the University of Lincoln as well at national and international meetings and conferences.

Assessment

Each student will have at least one monthly formal meeting with their supervisors where progress will be discussed. After three months students are expected to provide an outline of their research proposal, which will be evaluated. After the first year they may apply for transfer to a PhD programme via a written report and they will be orally examined.

Both the MPhil and PhD are awarded based on the quality of a student’s thesis and ability to present and successfully defend their chosen research topic in an oral examination (viva voce). They are also expected to demonstrate how their research findings have contributed to knowledge or developed existing theory or understanding.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
    • Duration description

       MPhil: 1.5-3 years PhD: 2-4 years

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      MPhil: 2-4 years part-time. PhD: 3-6 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research within the School of Life Sciences is conducted within six research groups. 

  • Animal Behaviour, Cognition and Welfare group explores the causes, functions, and evolution of animal behaviour and the impact this has on animal welfare
  •  Evolution and Ecology group examines population dynamics and evolutionary processes at all levels of biological organisation,
  •  Drug Design and Delivery group focuses on the application and efficacy of novel therapeutics, 
  •  Molecular Basis of Disease group aims to understand disease at a molecular level in order to improve diagnosis and treatment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    58

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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

  • First or upper second class honours degree in a relevant subject.
  • If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages for information on equivalent qualifications.
  • The key to a successful MPhil/PhD programme is to find a research subject that you are passionate about, and a supervisory team that have the expertise in this area. The first thing that all students interested in studying toward this MPhil/PhD in Life Sciences should do is directly contact a member of staff who works in an area that you are interested in.
  • We have wide areas of expertise in the School spanning animal behaviour and welfare, drug design and delivery, evolution and ecology, forensic anthropology, the molecular basis of disease, and more.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16100 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 18 months.
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Part-time:

  •  UK/EU: £2,204/year; 
  • International: £8,050/year

Living costs for Lincoln

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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