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Biological Sciences

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Students will be fully integrated into one of our established research groups and participate in research activities such as seminars, workshops, laboratories, and field work. The Department is involved in several major research initiatives including: the investment in the Sustainable Expansion of the Applied Coastal and Marine Sectors (SEACAMS) Project to expand the commercial marine sector in Wales by increasing collaborative research projects between business and universities; Algal Biotechnology for Wales Knowledge Transfer Centre, based at CSAR provides businesses with advice on microalgal biotechnologies and access to industry-focussed research and technological development; EnAlgae (Energetic Algae aims to reduce the CO2 emissions and dependency on unsustainable energy sources in North West Europe); Ecojel (Managing the opportunities and detrimental impacts of jellyfish in the Irish Sea); LRCI Marine, Low Carbon Research Institute (A collaboration of all the leading academic marine institutions in Wales undertaking independent research to underpin the creation of a sustainable marine sector in Wales); The WISE programme (Welsh Institutes for Sustainable Environments) (Making the impact of their products and processes more environmentally sustainable).

Assessment methods

A thesis of no more than 60,000 words is submitted, which demonstrates original research that contributes significantly to the subject area, and assessment in the form of an oral examination (viva). In some cases, there may be opportunities for students to continue onto a PhD.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2018 GBP 9,550 (Year 1) International 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time April 2018 GBP 2,140 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time April 2018 GBP 2,140 (Year 1) Home/EU 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2018 GBP 19,050 (Year 1) International 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2018 GBP 9,550 (Year 1) International 6 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time January 2018 GBP 4,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time January 2018 GBP 2,140 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time July 2018 GBP 19,050 (Year 1) International 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time July 2018 GBP 19,050 (Year 1) International 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time July 2018 GBP 4,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time July 2018 GBP 4,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time July 2018 GBP 9,550 (Year 1) International 6 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2018 GBP 9,550 (Year 1) International 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time July 2018 GBP 2,140 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,140 (Year 1) Home/EU 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2018 GBP 19,050 (Year 1) International 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2018 GBP 19,050 (Year 1) International 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time April 2018 GBP 4,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time January 2018 GBP 4,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time April 2018 GBP 19,050 (Year 1) International 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time April 2018 GBP 9,550 (Year 1) International 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2018 GBP 2,140 (Year 1) Home/EU 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time April 2018 GBP 4,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2018 GBP 19,050 (Year 1) International 2 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 9,550 (Year 1) International 6 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Part-time October 2018 GBP 2,140 (Year 1) Home/EU 6 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time July 2018 GBP 9,550 (Year 1) International 4 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time July 2018 GBP 2,140 (Year 1) Home/EU 4 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 19,050 (Year 1) International 3 Years
Doctor of Philosophy - PhD Full-time October 2018 GBP 4,280 (Year 1) Home/EU 3 Years
Master of Philosophy - MPhil Part-time January 2018 GBP 9,550 (Year 1) International 4 Years

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