Postgraduate study

We are a melting-pot for the study of the biological sciences, and have been for over 100 years. Working at the heart of critical topics for the planet - global warming, new energy sources, food security and pandemics - we offer a breadth and depth of study choice which is unrivalled in the UK. We have a thriving postgraduate community pursuing a vast range of courses, from CPD modules and diplomas to PhDs, across the full biosciences spectrum.

Postgraduate taught

We have a portfolio of Masters of Science (MSc) and Masters of Research (MRes) programmes in the knowledge areas we research.

Bioinformatics MSc

Biotechnology MSc

Cancer Biology and Therapy MSc

Infection and Immunity MSc

Pandemic Sciences MSc

Pharmacology and Toxicology MSc



Postgraduate research

Students on our MRes programme gain in-depth research experience through a year-long research project. Selecting the right project is a key decision and we do this during admission to the programme. In addition, four taught modules in biological sciences and personal development deepen scientific knowledge and skills.

Advanced Biological Sciences MRes

Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine MRes 

We also host a variety of PhD students from Doctoral Training Programmes including MRC, BBSRC, and NERC. Charity funded PhD students including those from Breast Cancer Now, North West Cancer and British Heart Foundation are also hosted in our institute. We hold several international partnerships, including A*STAR, Mahidol and RIKEN, as well as industrial partnerships. We also welcome self-funded students.


Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

We routinely run CPD courses in bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics, metabolomics and imaging.  In addition, we also run a special CPD course that is open to the public - 'Cancer in Context'.

As a future Academic and a Researcher, being able to conduct research using the excellent facilities and modern technology at the University has been a superb experience.

Rotimi Fasimoye, MSc Advanced Biol Sci

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