Entry requirement to study for a PhD is normally an upper second class, or first class degree in a relevant biological science. A medical degree may also be accepted in the case of exceptional candidates. Applicants with post-graduate work experience are welcomed.
Months of entry
January, October, July, April
The department is accommodated in modern laboratories provided with all the facilities for fundamental research and training in genetics. It has an international reputation of excellence and provides a stimulating research environment. Students may be required to pass component modules of the MSc Molecular Genetics, before undertaking PhD research.
Genetic Variability and Evolution; Human and Medical Genetics; Behavioural and Developmental Genetics; Microbial Molecular Genetics (Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic).
Information for international students
The department invites applications from international students but can only provide studentships for persons from EU countries. University English language requirements apply.
Fees and funding
BBSRC, MRC, NERC, Wellcome Trust, other charitable trusts (fees only for EU students).
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Admissions Secretary
- 0116 252 3374
- 0116 252 3378