Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences

PhD in Biomedical and Life Sciences

This degree provides an opportunity for students wishing to undertake original laboratory based research focussed on understanding human disease at a fundamental molecular and cellular level. Research topics are offered in cancer biology, neurodegenerative disease, microbiology and cell biology/biochemistry. Students work in well equipped laboratories, and are supervised by two members of academic staff who are specialists in the research area. Students focus on a specific research topic but also undertake training modules designed to enhance generic skills appropriate for career development.

We welcome applications for entry on this course throughout the year.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold at least an Upper Second class honours degree, or its equivalent, in an appropriate subject.

If appropriate applicants should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5.


Research Councils, Lancaster University Doctoral Fellowships,charities and industry. We also accept applications on a self-funding basis

Funded PhDs currently available

The Division has no funded PhD positions available at present. Please keep checking back as opportunities do arise.


Dr Paul McKean
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Bowland North
Lancaster University
United Kingdom


+44 (0)1524 593936

Student Testimonial

"My PhD at Lancaster has been a fantastic experience allowing me to fluorish and enhance my talents as a researcher; while also fostering my eagerness to learn and nurturing my passion for science."

Dr Imtiaz Thagia, graduate


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