The Graduate School of Life Sciences provides a range of different degree programmes across subjects in biology, medical sciences and veterinary science. All students have the opportunity to enhance their degree training in both subject specific knowledge and transferable skills such as project management, team working, writing, presentation, and entrepreneurship skills. Further information on these opportunities can be found on our Skills Development site.
Most Departments, Centres, Institutes and Institutions offer what is known as the conventional three- or four-year UK PhD which involves students undertaking a supervised research project and writing a dissertation.
We also offer a number of four-year (1+3 MRes + PhD) Programmes, which involve a first year of taught modules and short lab rotations (leading to a masters degree) followed by a three-year PhD, as well as a 1-year Research MPhil programme
A number of the programmes we offer are “cross-Departmental” in that they do not sit only within one Department. This includes the BBSRC Doctoral Training Partnership programme. Further information on these programmes can be found here.
Entry to any of the research degrees depends on the availability of supervisors; you should therefore contact your proposed supervisor prior to submitting an application. You can search for details of supervisors in a given theme on our research database which can be found here. Further details on how to apply can be found here.
Training for Clinicians
We offer a number of taught programmes leading to the award of MPhil. These are available in Public Health, Epidemiology, Primary Care Research, Social and Developmental Psychology and Translational Medicine and Therapeutics. Further details can be found here.