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MPhil Research

Multiple nuclei formation in Human Kidney cells when treated by Nocodazole to inhibit microtubule formation by Meng Lu

As the Department is about to make its final offers for 2016/2017 entry (to include Oct 2016 and Jan 2017), we ask that you please do not submit an application for this course even though the on-line application system may still permit you to do so over the coming days.  As the course will be full, your application would be automatically rejected.  We will begin accepting applications for 2017/2018, to include Oct 2017 and Jan 2018, in Sept 2016.

The Department offers a one-year MPhil by research degree, which is formally known as the "MPhil in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology".

The MPhil is a research degree, and the qualification may count towards the entrance requirements for Ph.D. study. Applicants are advised that almost without exception students commence their MPhil studies with the intention of later applying to pursue the higher degree.  Students progress their research projects under academic supervision for one year, and at the conclusion of their studies are examined by thesis and oral examination. Prospective students are invited to consider their research interests in the light of the specialisms of our senior academics and the department’s on-going research activities. 


Applicants will normally have studied chemical engineering, biological science, engineering, chemistry, applied mathematics, physics or a related subject at undergraduate level and have achieved the minimum of an Upper Second Class Honours degree or equivalent international qualification.


Before making a formal application for this course, please consult the list below of groups that are able to take on 1-year research students; only academics/groups listed are able to accept applications our MPhil in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology course.


The University Graduate Prospectus provides comprehensive information about the course, the admissions process, application deadlines, tuition fees and other costs.  Occasionally studentships may be available for highly qualified applicants, covering tuition fees and where eligible also maintenance costs.

 Groups/academics accepting applications for the MPhil in Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology course

Protein Dynamics Engineering--Dr Jonathan James Phillips

Analytical Biotechnology--Prof Lisa Hall

Adsorption & Advanced Materials--Dr David Fairen-Jimenez