Research ( full-time, part-time)
January, April 2019, September
MPhil: Full-time, from 1 to 3 years. Part-time, from 2 to 4 years.
PhD via progression from MPhil, including that period: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
PhD: Full-time, from 2 to 5 years. Part-time, from 3 to 6 years.
Conduct your postgraduate research in well equipped laboratories, with the support of our expert scientists.
Molecular cell biology underpins our understanding of microbial, animal and plant systems. Many of our researchers in the Department of Biomedical and Forensic Sciences are concerned with clinically-related subjects including cancer, vascular diseases, immunity and infection, platelet function, and bacterial pathogenesis and antibiotic resistance. The unifying themes are the approaches we take, focusing on how genes are expressed, and how cells function with altered expression. Model systems such as tissue culture and microbiology are used in our research, backed up by suitable bioinformatic techniques. Examples of molecular biology expertise within the department include:
Our wide range of research interests and current projects can be briefly summarised as follows:
We have two dedicated tissue culture laboratories and a molecular biology research laboratory, in addition to access to other facilities on campus. Within this setting we can offer you high-quality supervision and support, as well as a comprehensive package of research, subject and laboratory training. Here’s a brief overview of what’s available:
Two members of staff, along with additional specialists as required, will supervise your programme and we’ve two full-time research assistants to support our research students.
The Faculty of Science & Technology is one of the largest of five faculties at Anglia Ruskin University. Whether you choose to study with us full- or part-time, on campus or at a distance, there’s an option whatever your level – from a foundation degree, to a BSc, MSc, PhD or professional doctorate.
Whichever course you pick, you’ll gain the theory and practical skills needed to progress with confidence. Join us and you could find yourself learning in the very latest laboratories or on field trips or work placements with well-known and respected companies. You may even have the opportunity to study abroad.
Everything we do in the faculty has a singular purpose: to provide a world-class environment to create, share and advance knowledge in science and technology fields. This is key to all of our futures.
In some cases extra costs known as bench fees will be charged for a postgraduate research degree. These are to cover additional/ exceptional costs directly related to a specific research project.
We charge bench fees in bands. They may apply for every year of your course. These bands are the same for full and part time students.
If you have to pay bench fees this will be made clear at your interview for a place. If have to pay bench fees this will be stated in your offer letter.
For 2018/19 the bench fee bands are:
Initial registration: £1100
Full registration: £3500
Anglia Ruskin's academic excellence was recognised in 2014, as part of the Research Excellence Framework (REF), an exercise which assesses the quality of academic research. Twelve areas of our work were classed as generating world-leading research. The results showed that we're making a significant impact on economies, societies, the environment and culture in all corners of the globe.
Our comprehensive research training programme - with topics including research methods, lab techniques and scientific writing - will set you on the path to success. You will be encouraged to attend departmental seminars and both internal and external conferences, to broaden your skills and knowledge base and to provide you with networking opportunities to further your career in research.
If you're interested in finding out more about research study opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
MPhil: You’ll need a Bachelor degree or equivalent with first or upper second class honours, in a related subject area.
PhD: You’ll need a Master degree or equivalent in a related subject area.
Please note we consider most candidates for PhD with progression from MPhil. If you want to apply for direct entry to the PhD route, you’ll also need to provide academic justification for this with your application.
If English is not your first language, you'll require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component (or equivalent test). If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
It's possible that research in this area will need an Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) certificate. If we make you an offer to study with us we'll also give you the information you need to apply to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for your ATAS certificate. Receiving the ATAS certificate takes approximately four weeks.
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