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Full time & Part time October, February MPhil, Research Only 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (MPhil)/3 years full-time, 6 years part-time (PhD)
Biological Sciences (4)

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Embark on a transformative journey in the field of Biological Sciences with the Biological Sciences PhD/MPhil programme at the University of Portsmouth. Delve into cutting-edge research topics, from the evolution of life on Earth to antibiotic resistance, under the guidance of expert academics. Benefit from world-class facilities, including state-of-the-art laboratories equipped with advanced technology like NMR spectrometers and electron microscopes. Engage in interdisciplinary research spanning molecular, marine, and environmental biology, with connections to Biomedical Science and Pharmacy, Geography, and Earth and Environmental Science. To qualify, you need an upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or a master's degree. Professional experience will also be considered. Enhance your research skills through the Graduate School Development Programme and join a vibrant research community. Upon completion, you'll emerge as a highly skilled researcher ready to make a significant impact across various industries. Elevate your career prospects with a postgraduate research degree from Portsmouth.

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If you want to continue to be immersed in the biological sciences, and further your career with a postgraduate research degree, get started at Portsmouth.

We're exploring topics ranging from the evolution of life on Earth, to the huge ecological consequences of human activity, to the growing danger posed by antibiotic resistance. By studying for a postgraduate research degree with us, you'll play a part in our mission to turn our expertise into impact. You'll also become a part of our research community and engage in research projects supervised by academics who are specialists in their fields.

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Entry Requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants will be invited to attend an interview.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

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