The School of Life Sciences occupies modern laboratories in the heart of London with excellent facilities supporting cutting edge research in a number of disciplines including: molecular and cellular biology, fermentation and biotechnology, and human health and performance.
Notable examples of internationally recognized research within the School include, but are not limited to, research on biopolymers and nanotechnology, obesity, cancer, inflammation, human exercise performance and ageing, nutrition and global public health, social prescribing and resilience.
MSc and PhD students on postgraduate research degree programs, post-doctoral research assistants, technical services staff and academic members of staff support the research efforts of the School. Research is funded by grants from national and international funding bodies and also by industrial partnerships.
The School of Life Sciences offers the following research degrees: full time and part time PhD, distance learning PhD and PhD by published work.
How to apply
You can read more about our application process and entry requirements on our How to apply page.
Apply via UCAS
|Course title||UCAS code||Apply now|
|MPhil/PhD Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology||P052415||Apply nowApply for MPhil/PhD Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology|
|MPhil/PhD Pharmacology, Toxicology & Pharmacy||P052419||Apply nowApply for MPhil/PhD Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmacy|
|MPhil/PhD Complementary Medicines, Therapies & Well-Being||P052423||Apply nowApply for MPhil/PhD Complementary Medicines, Therapies and Well-Being|
|MPhil/PhD Nutrition||P052427||Apply nowApply for MPhil/PhD Nutrition|
|MPhil/PhD Biotechnology||P052431||Apply nowApply for MPhil/PhD Biotechnology|
|MPhil/PhD Microbiology||P052435||Apply nowApply for MPhil/PhD Microbiology|
|MPhil/PhD Molecular Biology, Biophysics & Biochemistry||P052439||Apply nowApply for MPhil/PhD Molecular Biology, Biophysics and Biochemistry|
|MPhil/PhD Biology||P052443||Apply nowApply for MPhil/PhD Biology|
Distance learning If you intend to apply for a research degree by distance-learning, you will need to demonstrate that you have appropriate local support for the duration of registration – please refer to the information on our distance learning page.
PhD by published work
PhD by published work If you intend to apply for PhD by Published Work please refer to the information on our PhD by published work page as the application process differs from the normal MPhil/PhD. Before applying, you should first make contact with the relevant academic for an informal discussion of your publications. You should only submit a formal application at this stage.
The Graduate School and each of the academic schools at the University of Westminster are committed to doctoral programmes which encourage and make possible excellent research. As part of this, we are committed to offering a range of studentships. Find out more information on current studentships being offered across the university on our Studentships page.
Research Centres and Groups
Find out more about research based in the School of Life Sciences:
- Centre for Resilience
- Research Centre for Optimal Health
- Applied Biotechnology Research Group
- Cancer Research Group
- Food, Nutrition and Public Health Research Group
- Health and Social Care Modelling Research Group
- Patient Outcomes in Health Research Group
- Tissue Architecture and Regeneration Research Group
- Translational Physiology Research Group
- Westminster Water Science Research Group