Biology is the science of life itself, exploring the structure, function, growth, origin, evolution, and distribution of living organisms. Biology covers a diverse range of subject areas and our MPhil/PhD is designed to allow students to commence research in their own specialisms.
- Part Time
How You Study
This research programme relies on independent study and research, supervised by an advisory panel of academic staff. The nature of this research will be specific to the subject. A PhD programme is expected to investigate a novel question and provide a novel contribution to science.Most students are initially enrolled on an MPhil programme. After one year, if sufficient progress can be demonstrated, students have the option to transfer to a PhD programme.
Due to the nature of postgraduate research programmes, the majority of time is spent in independent study and research. Students will have meetings with their academic supervisor, but the frequency of these will vary depending on individual requirements, subject area, staff availability, and stage of programme.
Part-time Duration: MPhil: 2-4 years part-time. PhD: 3-6 years
Fees & Scholarships
Home/EU - £2,204
Home/EU (including Alumni Scholarship** 20% reduction) - £8,050
International - £7,050
International (Including International Alumni / Global Postgraduate Scholarship £2,000 reduction) - £14,100
Thesis Pending Home/EU (MPhil/PhD only) - £710
Thesis Pending International (MPhil/PhD only) - £2,308