Postgraduate research degrees

Postgraduate research degrees

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A research degree in the Faculty of Biological Sciences is an opportunity to gain and develop skills as an independent researcher in your chosen field.

Under the supervision of your lead supervisor and one or more co-supervisors, you will get the chance to carry out cutting-edge research on a particular biological problem and to become part of a large research community using multi-disciplinary approaches to tackle today’s important research questions.

Throughout your PhD you will not only strengthen your research skills and knowledge within your research area but also develop skills through our training programmes as well as through attendance as seminars and conferences.

To explore the range of postgraduate research opportunities available either browse the PhD opportunities on offer, many of which are funded, or alternatively browse our supervisor list for more information about the research areas of our academic staff.

We offer two types of research degrees, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Masters by Research (MSc Res)

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Flexible part-time research that fits around you

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From conferences to teaching, training to guest speaking, see some of the possible exciting opportunities presented to a post graduate researcher

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