Research course

Cell and Molecular Biomedicine

Institution
Open University · Department of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) or an appropriate first degree and postgraduate qualification.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our research focuses on the molecular and cellular processes underlying health, ageing and disease. We have a particular focus on diseases that have a significant impact on society. Our aim is to identify both novel therapeutic targets and innovative therapeutic agents for these conditions.

Key themes of our research include:

  • Anti-cancer therapies
  • Ageing
  • Appetite and reproductive physiology
  • Cardiovascular disorders, including those affecting the cerebrovascular network such as multiple sclerosis and stroke, and those affecting the heart such as cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cell signaling and systems biology
  • Inflammation and immunity
  • Mechanisms underlying ageing at the organismal and cellular level
  • Molecular mechanisms of disease

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

full time
15 months
part time
24 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Administrative Support
Email
STEM-LHCS-Admin@open.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1908 655808