M.Phil. Animal Biology MPhil

The University of Manchester

Tuition fee: Not specified
Start date: September  2014, September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
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  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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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.

Animal Biology has a strong integrative research theme combining whole animal physiology with in vitro studies using molecular, cellular and systems approaches. Experimental systems range from simple invertebrates to mammals and address a diversity of biological questions including:
Behavioural Neurobiology
Biological Clocks in the Regulation of Reproduction & Metabolism
Neuroendocrinology
Cardiac Physiology
Renal Physiology
Regulation of Appetite & Body Weight
Evolutionary Genetics & Sexual Dimorphism

Requirements

Academic Requirement - The standard entry requirement for MPhil study is a First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a relevant subject. In certain circumstances, a Lower Second class honours degree supplemented by appropriate relevant experience, may be acceptable.

Language Requirement - For MPhil applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) is required as a minimum.

English Language Requirements

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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)

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