Postgraduate Courses

M Phil, PhD in Biological Sciences

Supervision is available in: molecular ecology; environmental microbiology; bioactive compounds; fermentation processes; bioremediation of contaminated land; plant biochemistry; molecular biology; plant transformation and tissue culture; population genetics; breeding systems; ecology; phytochemistry; environmental plant physiology; effects of air pollution and climate change on plants and animals; plant?animal interactions; pest management; molecular and biochemical responses of plants to insect attack; environmental behaviour of pesticides; surface decontaminants of fresh commodities; population and community ecology; consequences of land use change; modelling ecological systems; animal ecophysiology; wildlife conservation; tropical marine biology; chemical hydrogeology; landfill processes.

Institution: Newcastle University
Department: School of Biology and Psychology
Entry: A good undergraduate degree (2:2 Honours or higher) or equivalent. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575 (paper-based) or 233 (computer based), or equivalent. However, applicants with a minimum of IELTS 5.5, or equivalent, will be accepted on condition that they undertake a 10-week pre-sessional English Language course at Newcastle University for which there is a fee (5 weeks for those with an IELTS score of between 6.0 and 6.5, or equivalent.)
Funding: UK students - Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC); Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). EU students and associated member countries - EU studentships. International students - University scholarships; British Council. UK/EU/International students - industry; self-funded.
Address: Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Telephone: 0191 222 5594
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