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Molecular Medicine: Medical Microbiology PhD

Molecular Medicine: Medical Microbiology PhD

Key information
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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas

Medical Microbiology Microbiology Medical Specialisations: F-O

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This course covers a wide spectrum of biology from genes to ecosystems, and this broad-based structure provides opportunities for developing novel ideas and inter-disciplinary projects. As a research student at Essex, you will work at the heart of our internationally acknowledged and well-connected research community. We offer world-class supervision and training opportunities, and encourage you to engage with other researchers, professionals, practitioners and research users, where possible for example using the generous funding from Proficio to attend conferences and training courses. An MPhil and MSD are also available. Many of our postgraduates continue their scientific research by taking up postdoctoral positions in the UK and overseas. Others have embarked on careers in biomedical laboratories and in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, both in research and development. We support your career development by a mentoring scheme and employability events. A research degree doesn't have a taught structure, giving you the chance to investigate your chosen topic in real depth and reach a profound understanding. In communicating that understanding, through a thesis or other means, you have a rare opportunity to generate knowledge. A research degree allows you to develop new high-level skills, enhance your professional development and build new networks.

Different course options

Full time | Colchester Campus | 4 years | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 years

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

Within our School of Biological Sciences, you attend two formal supervisory board meetings each year, where you submit literature reviews and research reports to the Board members. At these meetings, the documents are discussed with you and your progress is assessed. We encourage PhD students to submit within three years and certainly expect completion of PhDs within a four-year period.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,630

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,040

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a good Masters degree or equivalent, in a related subject. A well developed research proposal is also essential. If you don't have a Masters, our four year integrated PhD, allows you to spend your first year studying at Masters level in order to develop the necessary knowledge and skills and to start your independent research in year two.