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Life Sciences, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #62 (QS) Coventry, United Kingdom
Studying your PhD in the vibrant community of University of Warwick's School of Life Sciences will help you pursue both subject-specific and general research expertise on the practical-based PhD in Life Sciences.
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Overview

Key Features

This is a practical Life Sciences course at the University of Warwick based on a single research project, carried out under the training and supervision of one of our Research Leaders. Assessment is by dissertation and oral examination. All students also participate in a programme of transferrable and research skills training.

Being funded for your studies from one of our Doctoral Training Programmes means that certain bespoke training activities are required under that programme. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 or 4 years.

    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      5-7 years. 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Research Themes

  • Animal Health and Welfare
  •  Biogeochemical Cycles
  •  Biotechnology
  •  Brain Function and Neuro-Degeneration
  •  Cell Biology
  • Developmental Systems and Ageing
  •  Environmental Microbiology
  • Environmental Resource Management and Ecosystems
  • Epidemiology and Modelling

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    62

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

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

  • 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a Life Sciences related subject.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24010 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24010 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4407 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4407 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Part Time fees: 

  • EU/EEA:  £2,644
  • NON-EU/EEA: £14,406

Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 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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