Research course

Genetics

Institution
Newcastle University · Faculty of Medical Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMDMPhil

Entry requirements

MPhil: A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a science or medicine related subject. PhD: A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent. Further research experience or a Master’s degree would be advantageous. MD: A MBBS, or an equivalent medical degree.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

The Institute of Genetic Medicine brings together a strong team with an interest in clinical and developmental genetics. Our research focuses on the causes of genetic disease at the molecular and cellular level and its treatment. Research areas include: genetic medicine, developmental genetics, neuromuscular and neurological genetics, mitochondrial genetics and cardiovascular genetics.

As a research postgraduate in the Institute of Genetic Medicine you will be a member of our thriving research community. The Institute is located in Newcastle’s Life Science Centre. You will work alongside a number of research, clinical and educational organisations, including the Northern Genetics Service.

Find out more about the Institute of Genetic Medicine's research areas. We offer supervision for MPhil, PhD and MD in the following research areas:

  • Cancer genetics and genome instability
  • Cardiovascular genetics and development
  • Complex disease and quantitative genetics
  • Developmental genetics
  • Gene expression and regulation in normal development and disease
  • Genetics of neurological disorders
  • Kidney genetics and development
  • Mitochondrial disease
  • Neuromuscular genetics
  • Stem cell biology

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Department specialisms

Cancer genetics and genome instability; Cardiovascular genetics and development; Complex disease and quantitative genetics; Developmental genetics; Gene expression and regulation in normal development and disease; Genetics of neurological disorders; Kidney genetics and development; Mitochondrial disease; Neuromuscular genetics; Stem cell biology

Information for international students

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minimum of 5.5 in all other sub-skills). You may need an ATAS (Academic Technology Approval Scheme) clearance certificate.

Fees and funding

See our programme fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MD

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Medical Sciences Graduate School
Email
medpg-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 7002