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PhD Microbiology

UK

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COVID-19 update: This course will start online and continue on campus later. Read more

What will I learn?

Research in our School of Life Sciences covers a wide spectrum of biology from genes to ecosystems, and this broad-based structure provides opportunities for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects. We offer supervision in a wide range of topics in microbiology, ranging from medical microbiology to environmental microbiology and from biochemical and genomic analysis of single species to whole communities.

As a research student at Essex, you’ll work at the heart of our internationally acknowledged and well-connected research community. We offer world-class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners, and research users, where possible for example using the generous funding from Proficio to attend conferences and training courses.

Your future

Many of our postgraduates continue their scientific research by taking up postdoctoral positions in the UK and overseas. Others have embarked on careers in biomedical laboratories and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, or governmental and non-governmental organisations. We support your career development by a mentoring scheme and employability events.

Which department am I in?

Life Sciences

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
£19,740.00 (US$ 24,285) per year
The fee mentioned is for October 2022, January 2023, and April 2023 start date. April 2022 start date: £18,800. Fees will increase for each academic year of study.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected February, August 2023

Start date

January 2023, April 2023

Venue

Colchester Campus

University of Essex,

Wivenhoe Park,

Colchester,

Essex,

CO4 3SQ, England

Entry requirements

For international students

You will need a good honours degree or a Masters degree, or equivalent, in a related subject. A well-developed research proposal is also essential. If English is not your first language, we require IELTS 6.5 overall, or equivalent, with a score of 5.5 in all other components, TOEFL IBT 88 overall with minimum component scores: listening 17, reading 18, writing 17, and speaking 20.

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

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About University of Essex

At Essex, students learn to think differently, find new ways of doing things and adopt new techniques for solving problems.

  • World-leading academics in a research-intensive environment
  • Foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees
  • Flexible course structure, students study what matters to them
  • Internationally diverse university

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