Research course

Pathology

Institution
University of Nottingham · Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Qualifications
PhDMPhilDMMSc by research

Entry requirements

Candidates who wish to register for a PhD will be required to possess a first degree with at least 2:1 (or international equivalent) classification; candidates who wish to register for a DM will require a registrable medical qualification. Evidence of research activity, including BMedSci or BSc degrees, will be an advantage; candidates who wish to register for an MRes, MSc (by research) or MPhil degree will be required to possess a first degree with at least 2:2 (or international equivalent) classification.

Months of entry

December, October, July, April, February

Course content

The Pathology Research Group is a joint University and NHS venture with bases at both Queen’s Medical Centre and the City Hospital, Nottingham. The group has research interests in the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases and the pathology and clinical management of patients with breast and colorectal cancer.

The Breast Cancer Pathology Research Group has an international track record in the classification of breast cancer, diagnosis of breast disease, evaluation of prognostic factors in breast cancer and understanding of the mechanisms governing hormone response in breast cancer.

The group also has expertise in studying the genetics of colorectal cancer and, in particular, the role of Wnt signalling. This signalling pathway is disrupted in a variety of different tumour types and is important for the maintenance of stem cells in normal tissues.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months

MPhil

part time
48 months
full time
24 months

DM

part time
72-96 months
full time
36-48 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)115 951 5559