PhD Study

The School of Biology at St Andrews comprises 55 academic staff, 95 postdoctoral researchers and over 100 postgraduate students. You will have the opportunity to undertake a research degree in your chosen subject area within a School where research interests span the breadth of biological science.

The School aims to nurture excellent research using the most modern techniques and within this environment to provide an integrated programme of training for postgraduate students. The School promotes an interdisciplinary approach to both applied and fundamental research problems and to postgraduate training. Additional information for post-graduate study can be found in the University Prospectus and School Prospectus.

The School of Biology comprises a large number of research groups organised into three Research Centres, including the Centre for Biological Diversity.

A number of intra-disciplinary collaborations exist within the School in addition to exciting new developments in which studies are fostered by the formation of Inter-Disciplinary Research Centres with other Schools within the university.

A Postgraduate Committee oversees all aspects of School-related postgraduate administration that includes recruitment, planning of School-based taught modules, and acts on information made available from the Progress Review Committees.