Our School of Biosciences offers a wide range of postgraduate courses. Details on the programmes, entry requirements and how to apply are given on the relevant course pages. Choose PhD research or a course from the list below to see details.
"Birmingham is a really vibrant environment for studying microbiology right now. The new Institute of Microbiology and Infection brings together a wide range of expertise in microbiology under one roof. I am currently interested in how bacterial pathogens interact with their host."
Dr Anne-Marie Krachler, Birmingham Fellow, School of Biosciences, pictured with her MSc student Rosa Zavaleta Romero
MSc courses - taught masters
All programmes are suitable for graduates with a good honours degree from UK or overseas universities in a relevant subject.
International pre-Masters programmes
Aimed at highly motivated international learners with an excellent academic record, our International pre-Masters programmes for Microbiology and Infection and Molecular Biotechnology are suitable for you if you do not meet the entry requirements for the one year Masters courses. Find out more
MRes courses - combined taught and research masters
The School offers research Masters degrees in these areas:
Research in the School of Biosciences centres around four interlinked groupings, which focus on multi and interdisciplinary research. each theme represents areas of research excellence in human, animal, plant, microbial, cell and molecular biology [more...]
PhD degree research in the Biosciences Graduate Research School
More information on studying for a PhD by Distance Learning can be found here.
The Centre for Higher Education Development awarded the University of Birmingham 'Excellence Group' status in biology; the Excellence ranking provides a comparison of the best European university research facilities for prospective Master and Doctoral programme students.