Research course

Genetics

Institution
University of Kent · School of Biosciences
Qualifications
MSc by researchMPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Minimum 2.1 degree in a relevant subject. All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Research in the School of Biosciences revolves around understanding systems and processes in the living cell. It has a strong molecular focus with leading-edge activities that are synergistic with one another and complementary to the teaching provision.

Our expertise in disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology and biomedical science allows us to exploit technology and develop groundbreaking ideas in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, protein science, biophysics and computational biology. Fields of enquiry encompass a range of molecular processes from cell division, transcription and translation through to molecular motors, molecular diagnostics and the production of biotherapeutics and bioenergy.

Our research degrees are based around lab-based and computational research projects. PhD study is based around 3-4 year research projects, full time, or 5-6 years part time. In all our research degrees you undertake a single, focused, research project from day one, and attend only certain components of our transferable skills modules. You are supervised by a team which comprises your main supervisor(s) as well as supervisory chairs that give independent advice on progression.

Department specialisms

The School has eight specific research groups and is also intimately involved with two multidisciplinary centres: Centre for Molecular Processing Computational Biology Centre Research groups: Bacterial Pathogenesis and Sensing Group Bioprocessing and Molecular Therapeutics Group Cancer Targets and Therapies Group Chromonomics and Reproductive Medicine Laboratory Kent Fungal Group Molecular Motors and the Cytoskeleton Group Protein Folding and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) Synthetic Biology Laboratory Centre for Molecular Processing Computational Biology Centre

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. http://www.kent.ac.uk/ems/eng-lang-reqs/index.html Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. See http://www.kent.ac.uk/international-pathways/

Fees and funding

Please see our funding web pages for the most current information and application details.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

MPhil

part time
36 months
full time
24 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
60 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Biosciences
Email
bio-admin@kent.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1227 823025