Entry requirements

MRes applicants are expected to hold a 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject. PhD/MPhil/DM applicants are expected to hold a 2:1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

The Virus Research Group investigates the pathology, natural history and molecular biology of persistent viral infections.

Current research programmes focus on the pathology and treatment of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections. The group's research aims to provide a better understanding of virus-host interactions, and to develop novel anti-viral interventions.

It shares close links with clinical virologists at the Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust and is part of the Nottingham Digestive Diseases Centre Biomedical Research Unit, which translates laboratory research findings directly into the clinical research environment. This research programme is currently developing novel treatments for viral hepatitis.

Major research themes are directed towards understanding the natural history and treatment of HCV infection, the molecular biology of virus envelope glycoproteins, mechanisms of virus entry, and the role of humoral immunity in preventing virus infection. In addition the Disease Modelling Group's programme of research is aimed at the development of novel tissue engineering models of viral pathogenesis. communication.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Information for international students

English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element).The International Office offers a range of opportunities and small number of Weston Scholarships are also available each year.

Fees and funding

The Graduate School at The University of Nottingham provides information on internal and external sources of postgraduate funding.

There is also funding information on the School of Life Sciences web pages.

For information on funding opportunities for international students, please see the International Office website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
24 months


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559