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Our department undertakes a range of research in the Biological Sciences from Biochemistry to Ecology. We have three broad areas of research represented by the following research groups:

We are always interested in considering applications from potential PhD students who wish to undertake research in our areas of expertise. Please view our individual staff profiles for further information or information on our research group pages.

Specific PhD projects

A list of current PhD projects is available via Find a PhD.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. 

We welcome year-round applications from Home/EU/Overseas self-funded students and applicants able to secure funding to cover all costs involved with PhD study, including living costs, tuition fees and bench fees (where required). 

Overseas candidates should also be competent in English and have achieved, as a minimum, IELTS-6.5. More details are available on our International entry requirements web page, you can also find more detail regarding how to make application as an international student, and PhD programmes for international students.

For informal enquiries regarding these research projects, email the member of staff whose area of research you are interested in to discuss potential projects in more detail.