Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Studentships and Self Funded PhD Opportunities

Current Studentship Opportunities in MCB

Browse PhD opportunities at the Leicester Institute for Structural and Chemical Biology (LISCB)

Browse funded opportunities in the College of Life Sciences.

Self Funded Opportunities

Students with their own source of funding may apply to study for a PhD in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology in the following areas:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cancer and cell biology
  • Cell physiology and pharmacology
  • Cell signalling and G Protein-coupled receptor molecular pharmacology
  • Mechanisms and principles of gene expression
  • Molecular physiology of the cardiovascular system
  • Single molecular approaches to understanding biological systems
  • Structure, dynamics and assembly of macromolecular complexes
  • Structure-based drug discovery and design
  • Structure-function relationships in ion channels and receptors


Find further information on how to apply for a PhD.

Fees and Funding

The University of Leicester has a number of research scholarships, as well as a limited number of open scholarships for international students.

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