Research course

Genetics

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

January, April, September

Course content

Our PhD/MPhil Genetics programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Genetics.

Geneticists seek to understand how biological information is replicated, transmitted or altered and how this affects organism phenotypes, populations and evolution. Modern technologies and quantitative approaches are used to study both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. Projects in molecular genetics and genomics focus on how genes are organised and regulated to determine phenotypes. Transmission genetics covers how genes are transmitted and expressed from generation to generation, while studies in evolutionary and population genetics aim to understand how genes behave and change between populations over time.

Areas of study include:

  • Molecular mechanisms controlling gene expression
  • Genetic disorders
  • Developmental genetics
  • Genome organisation
  • Chromosome structure
  • Reproduction
  • Behavioural genetics
  • Population and quantitative biology
  • Ecological and evolutionary genetics
  • Mathematical models of inheritance and evolution.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72-96 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

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
admissions.doctoralacademy@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 5608