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How do I apply?

Applications are handled centrally by the Graduate Admissions Office, which provides full information on the application process, including deadlines, admissions criteria, colleges and funding, as well as on the post-application stage.

Upon application, you will be required to provide your transcripts, evidence of competence in English where applicable, your curriculum vitae, and details of two academic referees who will be contacted by the University to supply references. You will also be expected to provide a statement of interest (1500 characters) and explain your reasons for applying for the MPhil in Biotechnology (1500 characters). Note that additional elements may be required to apply for specific funding schemes (please refer to the Graduate Studies Prospectus).

After submitting an application, shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or by Skype or telephone before we formally recommend an offer of admission.

Early application is strongly recommended as we operate a continuous admission process, meaning that places on the programme are allocated on an ongoing basis throughout the year. Normally, interview rounds take place in late September, early January, mid-March and late June.