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ABOUT THIS COURSE
STUDY JOURNEY

What will I learn?

OVERVIEW

The PhD programme within the Department of Biological Sciences gives suitably-qualified graduates the chance to address important biological questions using state-of-the-art facilities and under the aegis of academic staff who have trained in internationally renowned labs. Importantly, it also equips graduates with a range of generally applicable professional skills to maximise future employability.

We provide high-calibre, discipline-specific training to equip students with advanced knowledge and research skills that are relevant to both academia and the biotechnology sector. The training takes advantage of XJTLU's distinctive international features and vibrant research environment to prepare graduates for advanced careers in the life sciences.

The Department offers four-year PhD programmes managed through collaboration between XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Upon successful completion of your programme you will receive a degree from the University of Liverpool, which is recognised by the UK’s Department of Education as well as China’s Ministry of Education.

As a registered full-time PhD student, you have the opportunity to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months. Your accommodation and travel fees will be covered by XJTLU and the University of Liverpool. Full-time PhD students are also funded to attend local and international conferences during their studies.

KEY BENEFITS OF PHD STUDY AT XJTLU:

  • Our PhD programme equips you with a range of professional skills to help you maximise your future employability
  • Our supervisors will guide you through one of the most intellectually satisfying experiences of your life
  • Supervision from respected academics at both XJTLU and the University of Liverpool
  • PhD students have dedicated travel budgets for participating in international conferences
  • The chance to apply for a research visit to the University of Liverpool for up to three months
  • Opportunities to work as a teaching assistant and develop crucial academic skills.

Which department am I in?

Department of Biological Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
¥80,000.00 (US$ 11,312) per year
Start date

Expected September 2019

Venue

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

111 Ren Ai Road, Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District,

Suzhou Industrial Park,

SUZHOU,

Jiangsu,

215123, China

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The University accepts a wide variety of academic qualifications. The typical minimum entry requirement is a UK Bachelor's degree (with Honours) at a first or upper second class level in an appropriate field of study. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience with professional qualifications. Equivalent overseas degrees are also accepted. English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English or have not studied at degree level in English are required to provide evidence of proficiency in English. Individual cases will be considered on your own merit. You may be required to attend an interview or take a test to further demonstrate your English proficiency. Qualifications accepted by the University include the following: GCSE – C; Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic): 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component; Cambridge English: Advanced: 58; Cambridge IGCSE as a First Language: (Syllabus 0510 and 0511) Minimum - Reading grade E; Writing grade E; Speaking grade D (0522) or 2 (0500); Listening grade D (0522) or 2 (0500); Cambridge IGCSE as a Second Language: (Syllabus 0510 and 0511) Minimum - Reading grade D; Writing grade D; Oral (Speaking) grade C (0511) or 2 (0510); Listening grade A; Trinity Integrated Skills in English: ISEIII - Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing – PASS; UK- International Baccalaureate: Standard Level 5 or Higher Level Grade 4 in English B (Group 2); Hong Kong use of English AS level: C; INDIA Standard XII: 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards when education has been completed in English Medium); WAEC (for Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria & Sierra Leone): Grade C, Credit (4-6) or above.

For international students

Students must have minimum requirement is a UK Bachelor's degree (with Honours) at a first or upper second class level in an appropriate field of study. Individual consideration is given to mature students with significant and relevant experience with professional qualifications. Equivalent overseas degrees are also accepted.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component). This is the minimum requirement for admission to the University and many of our PhD programmes (for example, arts and humanities, business and management) will require higher scores than this, and may also require higher specific grades in each of the sub-tests.
  • PEARSON TEST OF ENGLISH ACADEMIC (PTE ACADEMIC): 62 with minimum scores of 51 in each component.

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There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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