Research course

Genomic Instability

Oxford Brookes University · Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement for MPhil or MPhil with the intention of transferring to a PhD (the route which most of our doctoral candidates take) is a first-class or upper second-class UK honours degree or equivalent. Applications also welcomed from those holding qualifications other than the above and will be considered on their merits and in relation to the nature and scope of the work proposed. The normal entry requirement for the degree of PhD is a recent master's degree in a discipline which is appropriate to the proposed research and which has included research training and a research project.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Research aims to understand how genomic instability is initiated and perpetuated in irradiated cells and bystander populations.

Topics include:

  • What is the mechanistic link between the two populations;
  • What signalling pathways are involved;
  • What factors are associated with the genetic variability of non-targeted effects;
  • What are the implications for health risks.

We primarily utilise cytogenetics, encompassing a range of microscopy techniques and molecular approaches to study initiation, perpetuation of cellular and subcellular damage in cultured cells. With excellent cell culture facilities, a well equipped molecular, cell biology laboratory; Comet and mFISH imaging systems, access to the central microscopy facilities.

Department specialisms

Genomic Instability: Professor Munira Kadhim

Information for international students

ILETS band 6.5

Fees and funding

Funding opportunities can be found at: Finance

Qualification and course duration


part time
36-72 months
full time
24-60 months


full time
24-36 months
part time
36-48 months

Course contact details

Research Administrator
+44 (0) 1865 482904