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Masters by Research (MRes) and PhDs


Our MRes and PhD titles are split into nine groupings.  These groupings contain various titles for you to choose from, as well as point you in the direction of a relevant supervisor to contact about your research.

Titles within the School of Life Sciences can also be negotiated with your supervisor if you would like to create a bespoke title.

Anatomy Physiology and Nutrition PhD/MRes


  • Human Anatomy and Cell Biology 
  • Physiology and Pharmacology 
  • Clinical Nutritional Sciences  
  • Physiology 

Cellular and Developmental Biology PhD/MRes


  • Cell Biology  
  • Developmental Biology    
  • Stem Cell Biology  
  • Molecular Cell Biology 

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology PhD/MRes


  • Animal Behaviour
  • Conservation Biology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolutionary Ecology 

Genetics and Genomics PhD/MRes


  • Genetics
  • Population Genetics
  • Medical Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Evolution

Infections, Immunology, Virology, and Parasitology PhD/MRes


  • Immunology 
  • Virology 
  • Parasitology 
  • Microbiology

Microbiology, Molecular Biology, and Biochemistry PhD/MRes


  • Fungal Biology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biosciences
  • Biomedical Sciences 

Pharmacology and Drug Discovery PhD/MRes


  • Pharmacology 
  • Clinical Chemistry 
  • Cell Signalling 
  • Molecular Pharmacology and Drug Discovery 

Synthetic Biology and Biotechnology PhD/MRes


  • Synthetic Biology 
  • Biotechnology 

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