Skip to main content

Postgraduate research

Search Royal Holloway

Explore our internationally-renowned school with specialist staff and breakthrough research

Studying for a PhD

The School of Biological Sciences has an active and expanding research programme based on the following three research centres:

We provide a stimulating environment for research training, and currently have a lively community of some 50 research students from many countries. The School offers a two-year MPhil and a three-year PhD, both by research. We also have a one-year MSc programme combining research and formal instruction.

Applicants should have, or expect to be awarded, a First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or MSc in an appropriate biological discipline. 

For further information about postgraduate research please contact Dr Mikhail Soloviev.

Research projects and supervisors

All members of academic staff can accept suitably qualified PhD students who we select for our studentships, or who have alternative means of support. To learn more about the research interests and activities of our staff, please visit the staff directory for Biomedical Sciences, Plant Molecular Science and Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour where you will be able to see a brief description of their research. Once you have identified a potential supervisor, email them to discuss possible projects, your suitability and if they have space in their lab to accommodate you.

Funding options

Throughout the year we have various funding options. Currently available there are Self-funded and CASE funded PhDs.

Project information

Explore Royal Holloway