Microbiology at University of Manchester - UCAS

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Course summary

Our PhD/MPhil Microbiology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Microbiology. Microorganisms play pivotal roles in everyday life, from elemental cycling and the production of food to life-threatening infections of man and animals. At Manchester, there are two main research topics - Molecular Bacteriology and Molecular Mycology. Molecular Bacteriology is focused on studying bacterial pathogens of man and includes the following areas:

  • The role of bacterial polysaccharides and glycoconjugates in disease;
  • Relationship between infection and gut flora;
  • Structural biology of cell surface proteins in bacterial pathogens including their interaction with the immune system and implications for vaccine development;
  • Adaptation of intracellular bacterial pathogens to life inside the cell;
  • Development of novel approaches to combat antibiotic resistance;
  • Mechanisms used by bacterial pathogens to handle heavy metals and their role in host-pathogen interactions.

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

Further information can be found on the UK Government's website: www.gov.uk/academic-technology-approval-scheme

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set.
Microbiology at University of Manchester - UCAS