Research course


University of Leicester · Department of Genetics

Entry requirements

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

Course content

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.

Department specialisms

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


full time
36 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Secretary
0116 252 3374
0116 252 3378