Interested in Research? MVLS Graduate School, Postgraduate Research Opportunities

‌Research Programmes and Funded Opportunities

Postgraduate students wishing to undertake research within the College, have a range of full and part time study options, integrated PhD's and funded research opportunities.

Internationally renowned for our research expertise across seven Research Institutes and three Schools, our collaborative approach means we study processes at every level of their biological organisation, from genes to cells, organs, individuals, populations and ecosystems.

With an annual research income exceeding £52m, our expert academics are undertaking some of the most significant research in the UK in their subject areas.

Do you want to be a part of this environment? View the options below and get in touch!

Full and Part Time Study Options

The normal standard of admission for a research student is a good First Class or Upper Second Class honours degree (GPA 3.0 or above), or Masters, in a relevant discipline. 

  • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy): three to four years full-time or eight years part-time study
  • MD (Doctor of Medicine): two years of full-time study or four years of part-time study (for medically-qualified graduates only)
  • MSc by Research (Master of Science): one year full-time or two years part-time study

In special circumstances, other academic qualifications, or professional qualifications or experience, may be recognised as equivalent.

Integrated PhD (Doctor of Philosophy)

Completion of taught Masters level modules before entering a research PhD. 

Year 1: Taught component and discussion/identification of research ideas with potential PhD supervisors
Year 2 - 4:
 Research degree begins in area of chosen research and examinable piece of independent research is completed by end of the programme.

Entry requirements: Upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject area. In addition, IELTS, where required, at 6.5 (with no component less than 6.0). 

For more information and to make an application, go to:

How To Apply

All applications need to be submitted online.

But before you do...follow our step-by-step guidelines on how to apply for a research degree to give yourself the best possible chance of success.

To search for current opportunities and potential supervisors, please visit postgraduate research opportunities and find a supervisor pages.