Research course

MRC Centre for Developmental Neurobiology

King's College London · School of Biomedical and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

First or 2:1 first degree or higher degree in molecular or cellular biology, with some previous experience of developmental and/or neurobiology. The successful candidates will be of the calibre expected of MRC and Wellcome Research students. Please do not complete an application form until you have spoken to your preferred supervisor.

Months of entry


Course content

The aim of the Division is to understand, at the molecular and cellular level, the basis of the development of the nervous system and through this to understand the mechanisms that promote and limit regenerative processes.

The work as a whole will give novel insights into the molecular mechanisms that either directly cause a range of neurodegenerative diseases or limit regeneration following injury to the nervous system.

The basic scientific information generated by the group is already providing a basis for the development of rational therapies to promote nerve regeneration, and for the development of novel vectors for gene therapy.

Department specialisms

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Information for international students

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Fees and funding

Medical Research Council, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, EU, pharmaceutical industry and charitable foundations including Wellcome Trust, Research Into Ageing and Anatomical Society.

Qualification and course duration


part time
48-72 months
full time
36-48 months


part time
48-72 months
full time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Centre
+44 (0)20 7848 8393