Biological Sciences (PhD)

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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PhD

How long you will study
3 years

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How you will study
full-time

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About Biological Sciences at Swansea University

Course Overview

The Biosciences department is always keen to attract high-quality postgraduate students to join our research groups. As an MPhil (2 years) or PhD (3 years) student you will be guided by internationally leading researchers and will carry out a large individual research project.

You will be fully integrated into one of our established research groups and participate in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratories, and field work.

Current Research Pathways

Study options for this course

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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyPart-timeHow long you will study6 years
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  • The awardPhDHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study2 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2018/19 are as follows:

UK/EU International Ph.D. Full-time £4,280 £19,050 Ph.D. Part-time £2,140 £9,550 M.Phil. Full-time £4,280 £19,050 M.Phil. Part-time £2,140 £9,550

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

Note: The UK/EU fee is indicative pending confirmation from RCUK

If your course starts in January, April or July 2018 please refer to the 2017/18 fee costs on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

We invite applications from highly motivated and suitably qualified candidates to undertake postgraduate research in the Department of Biosciences. We normally require a minimum of a 2:1 degree or equivalent, or an appropriate Master's degree with Merit.

International students:  please visit our International pages for information on entry requirements for your country:  Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Europe and Russia, Middle East, North America, South America, South East Asia.  If your country is not listed within these regions, please contact international-science@swansea.ac.uk

Applicants to this programme would normally be expected to meet the minimum entry requirements indicated above. The College/School reserves the right to ask for higher academic grades and qualifications. Admissions decisions take into account not only prior academic qualifications, but also factors including the standard of the research synopsis/proposal submitted by the applicant, their performance at interview (if required), intensity of competition for limited places and relevant professional experience (where appropriate).

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