[The University of Leicester]

Faculty of Medicine
& Biological Sciences


Graduate Studies


Graduate Studies Home

The Faculty offers an exciting and stimulating environment in which to pursue postgraduate studies, with opportunities at Masters and Doctorate degree level.

Research Degrees

Research postgraduates are integrated into dynamic research groups housed in modern well-equipped facilities. They have access to wide-ranging lecture and seminar programmes, plus a Faculty programme of training in transferable and generic skills designed to aid their professional development as independent scientists. Several studentships from the UK Research Councils and various charitable organisations are available each year. Opportunities for research study leading to the degrees of PhD, MD, MPhil, MRes are available. Click on department names to obtain further information:

School of Biological Sciences



Cell Physiology & Pharmacology


School of Medicine

Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine

Cardiovascular Sciences

Health Sciences

Infection, Immunity and Inflammation

Medicial and Social Care Education

MD Degree

School of Psychology



Taught Courses

Masters degree courses provide an integrated programme of taught elements followed by a research project carried out under the supervision of academic staff. Projects range from laboratory-based research, sometimes abroad or in industry, to work-related professional development for clinicians and psychologists. Several courses offer flexible study routes via part-time and distance learning options and all significantly enhance the career prospects of students. Taught postgraduate course leading to Diploma and Masters qualifications are available. Click on course name for link to further information:

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