PhD Biological Sciences

  • On Campus
  • 36 months
  • GBP22530 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
Newcastle University | Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
We supervise PhD students whose interests match the expertise we have in our main research areas. Biodiversity and Conservation Agri-environment Microbiology

Description of Biological Sciences

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We supervise PhD students whose interests match the expertise we have in our main research areas.

Biodiversity and Conservation

Our biodiversity and conservation group investigates the ecology and evolution of organisms in their natural environment to inform land management practices and environmental policy decision-making across a range of environmental issues

Agri-environment

Our agri-environment group undertakes research in plant and insect physiology; biochemistry; and molecular biology in relation to sustainable agriculture and the environment. Current research projects include: mathematical modelling to predict the impact of changes in the agri-environment; molecular techniques to develop crop resistance to pests and diseases; and mechanisms of plant adaptation to drought, salinity and atmospheric pollutants.

Microbiology

Our microbiology group investigates processes of commercial and environmental importance including: natural products discovery; biofuel production; creation of novel antimicrobials; bioremediation of polluted environments; and host-pathogen interactions in a range of diseases including those in plants and coral reef environments.

For more information about staff specialisms please visit the website for the School of Biology. Applicants can put forward their own research proposal, or alternatively they can follow one of the projects suggested on the School website.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 22530 Year (Non-EEA)
  • GBP 11345 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 36 months
Languages
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Project Type Open

Course Content

The School of Biology has good contacts with industry and host seminars and workshops, some of which are attended by visiting professors from industry. Students have the opportunity to participate at national and international conferences and to supplement their income by undertaking undergraduate laboratory demonstrating.

Our Science, Agriculture and Engineering Graduate School provides training in professional/key skills and research techniques, supports personal development, hosts postgraduate events and has links with several specialist graduate training networks.

English Language Requirements

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6.5

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Biological Sciences

An upper-second-class Honours degree and a Master's degree in a related subject, or international equivalent.

Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Work Experience for Biological Sciences

No work experience is required.

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Newcastle University, United Kingdom

United Kingdom From its origins as a School of Medicine and Surgery in 1834, Newcastle University today offers a first-class student experience in the heart of Britainís number one student city. Newcastle is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. Ranked among the best in the world by the most recent Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Newcastle University is in its global top 150, while The Sunday Times University Guide 2012 placed us in 12th position in the UK.