We offer a range of postgraduate research programmes for students interested in pursuing a career as a researcher in the biological sciences.
At Manchester, postgraduate opportunities span all fields of biology, from the molecule to the cell, through to the whole organism.
Projects are offered from a range of exciting and challenging research themes. Three or four-year PhD programmes and one-year MPhil programmes are tailored to suit students with different levels of research experience, and you will be carefully matched with a supervisor of your choice.
Our postgraduate research programmes
Subjects covered by our programmes in the biological sciences include:
- Cancer Sciences
- Cardiovascular Sciences
- Cell Biology
- Cell Matrix Research
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Dermatological Sciences
- Developmental Biology
- Drug Design, Development and Delivery
- Endocrinology and Diabetes
- Environmental Biology
- Evolutionary Biology
- Infectious Diseases
- Inflammation Sciences
- Molecular Biology
- Musculoskeletal Sciences
- Plant Science
- Reproductive Sciences
- Stem Cell Research
- Structural Biology
- Systems/Behavioural Neuroscience
We also offer funded PhD programmes in some areas.
Training and development
Our researcher development opportunities provide a variety of research and transferable skills that can be used across the various career paths our biological sciences graduates embark on.
All postgraduate research students attend our Doctoral Academy Training Programme. See the training and development page for more information.
"The knowledge and skills obtained from this programme enable me to be flexible in my career choices, and provide job opportunities that would not be available had I focused entirely on research training."Tengku Nurfarhana / Biotechnology and Enterprise PhD student
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