Research Degrees in
in the Faculty of Science & Engineering
Do you want to advance or change your career, deepen your expertise in a topic, or expand your research and practical skills?
With a PhD or other postgraduate research degree in Bioscience and related areas, you will:
We can supervise a wide range of projects within Bioscience and related fields. Our particular areas of research specialism include:
We undertake world-leading, innovative, multi-disciplinary research in bioscience and related disciplines. We conduct basic and translational research in order to identify and address many of the world’s most pressing societal challenges, including ageing, personalised medicine, heart defects, and infectious diseases.
Our research aims to pioneer new ideas with real world application and global potential to improve health and wellbeing. We are committed to interdisciplinary approaches, and work with colleagues in Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, and Computing.
Postgraduate researchers are a core part of our research environment. You will be a member of our Centre for Bioscience. You will also benefit from a wide range of academic and industry events held at Manchester Met and beyond, including an Annual Symposium run by the Faculty of Science and Engineering for postgraduate researchers.
The majority of our students enrol in October. We offer further enrolment points in January, April and July.
Research degrees are available to study on-campus or through distance learning.
You will develop higher-level technical and research skills, which equip you to pursue careers in academia, the clinical professions, national and international government organisations, the pharmaceutical industries, and biotechnology companies.
This course is research based. You will independently conduct research into your own topic or a topic that we advertise. Your supervisory team will offer expert guidance throughout your studies and review work in progress.
Each year, you will follow a programme of training and development to enhance your research methods, subject-matter expertise and professional skills.
Please refer to our Fees page for more information on tuition fees.
Each year we offer a number of competitive scholarships to support high quality research projects. Current scholarship opportunities in Bioscience are advertised on our site.
You should, as a minimum, have a first or 2.1 honours degree or an equivalent qualification.
International students must demonstrate a sufficiently high standard of English language ability.
We welcome interest from applicants from non-standard backgrounds. We will take subject knowledge, professional experience, publications, or other appropriate evidence of accomplishment into consideration.
See more about our standard entry requirements.
Before applying for a research degree, you should have a preliminary discussion with a member of staff about your project and ideas. To arrange this, please email Dr Fiona Wilkinson, firstname.lastname@example.org, the Research Degrees Co-ordinator for the Department of Life Sciences.
For further information on the application process, contact the Admissions team email@example.com, +44 (0)161 247 2966
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is to apply online using the link below. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process.
Before you apply, you should discuss your project with a member of academic staff. You should also complete the Postgraduate Research Degree Supplementary Information form which you will then upload to the ‘Student documents’ section of the application form. This collects key information about your research application and there may be delays if you do not submit this document.