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Year of Entry 2019/20
MPhil

Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre

Study for a higher degree by research in our well-respected Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £4,327 per year
International: £20,500 or £24,500 per year
How long will I study? 2 Years
Where will I study? Collegiate Campus
When do I start? October

Course summary

  • Become trained in research methods and complete a high level research project
  • Study for a higher degree by research in our well-respected Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre.
  • Undertake research in disease mechanisms, bioanalytical chemistry (incorporating the Centre for Mass Spectrometry Imaging), molecular microbiology, or chemistry and biomaterials.

A higher degree by research involves training in research methods and a laboratory based high level scientific investigation. The nature of the work and the time it takes to finish the research means a research degree is demanding and needs great commitment.

How you learn

Your research takes place with the Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre (BMRC). The BMRC has been established for over 15 years. We have over 40 postgraduate students enrolled on MPhil/PhD programmes, as well as a number of postdoctoral research assistants. This provides an active and stimulating research environment.

Course leaders and tutors

Catherine Duckett
Catherine Duckett
Senior Lecturer in Analytical Science

Applied learning

Networking opportunities

Whilst studying, postgraduate students are encouraged and supported to present their latest research findings at national and international conferences as part of the BMRC. You present your results in a thesis, explain the methods used in your research and defend them in a viva voice examination.


Future careers

Research degrees are a vital qualification for most academic careers, and for professional specialisation and development in an existing or planned career.

Where will I study?

You study at Collegiate Campus

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Collegiate Crescent
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S10 2BP

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Equipment and facilities

The Biomolecular Sciences Laboratories are highly specialised laboratories situated over two floors in close proximity to academic and student office space. Depending on your program of study you will work with a variety of specialist equipment such as

  • biacore facility
  • cell culture facilities for bacterial and mammalian cells
  • confocal and inverted fluorescence microscopy suite
  • DNA microarray scanner
  • flow cytometry
  • histological processing and staining
  • hypoxia culture facilities
  • NMR
  • Q-TOF-MS with electrospray and imaging MALDI options along with LC and associated equipment for proteomic analysis
  • real time PCR
  • synaption mobility mass spectrometer

Entry requirements

All students

Please contact the relevant faculty to enquire about the entry requirements for this MPhil. Where English is not your first language, you must also show evidence of English language ability.

All applicants must submit a completed postgraduate application form including a 1500 word research proposal.

You are encouraged to find out more about our staff and their current research to inform the development of your research proposal and to ensure it aligns with our research themes. Find out more about the University’s research areas and staff or search for members of staff by keyword.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £4,327 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for international postgraduate research students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £20,500 for Chemistry projects or £24,500 for Biomolecular projects. The fees include bench fees. Write up fees £500.

Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Biosciences and chemistry courses (PDF)

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How do I apply?

Complete the application form available on our research pages.

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