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What will I learn?

Programme description

As genome projects for animals, plants and microorganisms continue to advance, new opportunities arise that offer huge potential benefits in healthcare, agriculture and the environment through the production of new drugs, novel crops and bioremediation.

The University of Manchester is home to the UK Centre for Tissue Engineering and enjoys strong links with industry. We are well placed to exploit emerging research opportunities with industry through the purpose-built BioSciences Incubator, where companies that spin out from our basic research are located.

Research in biotechnology is diverse, and the following areas represent just a few examples:

  • wound healing
  • injury and repair
  • cancer biology
  • arthritis research
  • appetite and body weight
  • neurodegeneration and movement disorders
  • animal cell biotechnology
  • microbial pathogenicity and production of therapeutics
  • biofuels
  • genetic engineering of crops
  • containment of transgenes in the environment
  • bioremediation of terrestrial and aquatic environments
  • bioinformatics.

Teaching and learning

PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last three to four years (PhD) or one year (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s).

Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
£25,500.00 (US$ 30,943) per year
Standard £25,500, Low £26,500, Medium £33,500, High £38,500

This is a fixed fee
Start date

19 September 2022

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

Students need to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification. We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or TOEFL (iBT) 90.

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

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