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MPhil/PhD Biological Sciences

University of Southampton

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  • Qualification

    PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Southampton

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Our postgraduate research activity is managed through Biological Sciences Graduate School, a dynamic research environment that allows students to develop their individual skills, essential for a successful scientific career.

As is usual in UK universities, you would register initially for an MPhil award. However the majority of our postgraduate students will later transfer to a PhD.

Our programmes provide an integrated series of training modules to help you develop your professional and personal skills as well as your scientific expertise.

Your research work will be closely supervised and supported, particularly in the early months. At intervals during your project, you will be expected to demonstrate to our academic staff that your work is progressing well and likely to achieve a successful outcome. If you have a sponsor, such as a UK Research Council or an overseas government, this is also an assurance that they will expect.

Tuition fees

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£ 24,600per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Southampton

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  • Campus address

    University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, Hampshire, SO17 1BJ, England

Southampton is proud of its inclusive global community and welcomes students from over 130 countries, including 8,200 EU and international students.
Southampton’s Students Union has over 40 cultural and international groups to connect international communities in a social setting.
Specialist careers support and paid year in employment and internship opportunities prepare international students for their future.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 100 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    148 66%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%



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