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Adaptive Organismal Biology MPhil    Back

The University of Manchester Course Type: Master research Start Date: September
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom Duration: see details Fees/total cost: EUR 18,891.60 (GBP 14,000.00) - EUR 26,988.00 (GBP 20,000.00)

Description

The MPhil is a one-year research degree where students get the opportunity to study a specific research project. The MPhil degree can act as a stand-alone degree for applicants who would like to gain experience in a specific area, or can be linked to a PhD programme. Rather than register on a direct entry 3 or 4 year PhD, some postgraduates may first register on a one-year MPhil programme. Subsequently students may then wish to transfer on to a full PhD programme with a further 2 or 3 years of study.

Adaptive Organismal Biology seeks to understand the responses of complex biological systems to environmental challenges. Research involves comparative and model hopping approaches at whole organism, tissue, cell and gene expression levels. At The University of Manchester there are three main focuses of research within Adaptive Organismal Biology.

  • The Integrative and Comparative Physiology group study torpor and lung surfactant in arousal of bats, sustainability of fish and reptile heart function in changing thermal environments and osmoregulatory physiology of fish migrating between sea and freshwater.
  • The Aquatic Integrative Biology group examine bioavailability and toxicology of aluminium in freshwater snails and crayfish, while developing novel techniques (eg Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy analysis) to resolve lake plankton population dynamics.
  • The Biomechanics group combines computational simulation analysis of bipedal movement in hominids, mechanical investigations of anti-herbivore defence in grasses and in vivo studies of respiratory movements in birds.

Coursework and assessment

All research degree programmes are based on supportive supervision in an outstanding research environment. As well as a supervisor each PhD student also has an advisor who is available to oversee the progression of the student and provide additional support during their research degree.

The Faculty of Life Sciences is proud to have one of the largest and most innovative training and development programmes for postgraduate students in Europe, which has undergone continual development over the past 10-15 years. The Graduate Training Programme (GTP) is a series of compulsory and optional workshops, seminars, and skills training modules that are designed to complement a student's research laboratory training. Every student benefits not only from the outstanding academic environment, but also from the opportunity to acquire a broad and individualised range of personal and transferable skills that are of great value in future careers. For more information about the Graduate Training Programme please see the Faculty of Life Sciences website.

Each year the postgraduate community is joined by all members of the Faculty of Life Sciences to formally celebrate their substantial research achievements at the Faculty Research Symposium. During this important day in the Faculty calendar, a selection of postgraduate and postdoctoral researchers present their work, through talks and posters, to their peers, academic and support staff and invited guests. This event provides all of our postgraduates with an important opportunity to showcase their research.

Masters - Full time

Start date:
September
Duration:
1 Year
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Manchester, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 18,891.60 (GBP 14,000.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 26,988.00 (GBP 20,000.00)
Additional Information:
MPhil (full-time): UK/EU students (per annum): Low £8,000, Medium £14,000, High £19,000 International students (per annum): Standard £20,000, Low £22,000, Medium £27,500, High £32,500
Tuition fees

Masters - Part time

Start date:
September
Duration:
2 Years
Teaching method:
Face-To-Face
Language:
English
Venue:
Manchester, United Kingdom
Funding possible:
Yes (more Details)
EU-Fees:
EUR 18,891.60 (GBP 14,000.00)
Non-EU-Fees:
EUR 26,988.00 (GBP 20,000.00)
Additional Information:
MPhil (part-time): UK/EU students (per annum): Low £4,000, Medium £7,000, High £9,500 International students (per annum): Standard £10,000, Low £11,000, Medium £13,750, High £16,250
Tuition fees

Course Provider Details

Course contact information

Faculty of Life Sciences Postgraduate Research Office
Faculty of Life Sciences
pgresearch.lifesciences@manchester.ac.uk
University accredited:
Last update: 11/02/2016
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