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Research courses

Learn more about postgraduate research opportunities at the School of Biosciences, which is home to a vibrant research community. Our extensive, well-established collaborations with industry provide knowledge transfer to the commercial sector and the wider community.

What we are researching

We have a number of research sections within each of the School’s four departments, which identify our areas of research excellence. 

If you are interested in doing a PhD or MD with us, please look at the interests of our departments' research sections and get in contact with an academic.


Antimicrobial resistant bacteria: from hospital hand-wash basins to the human gut

Funding information:

This 3-year studentship is fully funded by the UK Health Security Agency. Funding covers tuition fees at the Home rate, associated bench fees, funds for training/attending conferences and an annual stipend at UKHSA rates (currently starting at £22,976 per annum) for 3 years.

Fully Funded British Heart Foundation PhD Studentship in ‘Cellular and molecular mechanisms of atrial fibrillation’

Funding information:

The Studentship is fully funded by a competitive grant from the British Heart Foundation. Funding covers tuition fees at the Home rate, associated research expenses, funds for training/attending conferences and an annual tax-free stipend at BHF rates (currently starting at £19,919 per annum) for all three years.

Antimicrobial resistance transmission in the environment: the role of soil as a reservoir and conduit in the transmission of AMR

Funding information:

This call is for self-funded students.

Expert support

The Doctoral College supports the academic and professional development of postgraduate researchers to ensure our world-leading research continues to grow. There is also an extensive Researcher Development Programme run at university level.

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World-class facilities

Our School is home to specialist facilities that provide the latest technologies to support research across all fields.

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