Life sciences research degrees

Our postgraduate research in life sciences including entry requirements for PhDs and other research degrees.

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There are many reasons why one would want to do a PhD in Life Sciences at Dundee. More that 1,100 staff and research students representing no fewer than 62 different nationalities provide a genuinely global research environment in the heart of Scotland.

Our students receive a great deal of support from their peers and via the PhD student association (PiCLS). We offer a range of different programmes; some involve rotation projects whilst others are focused on a single research area. In all cases the programme is structured to maximise effective guidance and mentoring, in addition to providing a basis for optimally matching students' interests with cutting edge research.

Pre-application process

The School of Life Sciences has a pre-application process. Before using the standard University application system below, PhD applicants need to complete the pre-application form.

If you have already completed the Life Sciences pre-application process then you are ready to complete your full application.

Apply for a research degree

If you submit a University application, without first completing the pre-application form above, your application will be rejected.

You can apply for a PhD or other postgraduate research degree using our Direct Application System.

We have three start dates per academic year.

PhD Life Sciences

PhD Life Sciences (part time)

PhD Life Sciences (4 years)

Life Sciences (non-graduating) (research)

The University of Dundee welcomes applications from disabled students.