Research course

Genetics, Epigenetics and Epidemiology

Institution
Keele University · Faculty of Health
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

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Entry requirements

Entry to our research programmes usually requires a Honours degree with a first or 2.1 classification, or the equivalent if you have been educated outside the UK.

Please visit the Keele website for more information on Postgraduate Research Entry Requirements

Months of entry

September

Course content

The recent completion of the human genome project has afforded new and exciting avenues for research that define the genetic basis for human disease.

The research seeks to define the molecular basis of diverse diseases and identification of genetic determinants that predispose individuals to particular disease outcomes. Frequently the research groups combine the strengths of collaborations between clinicians and basic scientists and are making significant advances in translational research areas.

These types of studies increase our understanding of basic disease mechanisms and provided new knowledge that may be employed in clinical management strategies. For other, related research areas see Biology, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Clinical Science and Pharmacy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MPhil
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    The PhD/MPhil are purely by research culminating into a PhD/MPhil thesis defended at a viva, and there are no taught elements. For most students, the PhD/MPhil start date is end of September. Overseas students can start at different times during the year based on obtaining visa, confirmation of funding, etc. For more information, get in touch with the listed course contact, contact the relevant research leads on the course page or contact the Keele Doctoral Academy.

Course contact details

Name
Postgrad Research Administrator
Email
fmhs_pgradmin@keele.ac.uk