Research course

Cell Biology

University of Nottingham · Institute of Genetics

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Masters by Research (MRes) programmes allow students to undertake a substantial amount of independent research while gaining 20 credits of transferable skills training. The programmes are flexible in nature and allow students to take some additional accredited taught credits, in consultation with their supervisor.

This research area has grown enormously over the last decade and now embodies a number of disciplines. At Nottingham, we adopt an integrated approach in which several strategies are developed to address particular problems in cell biology. Projects are available to study how the unlimited potential of primordial germ cells is governed at a molecular level during development in representative species such as amphibians and mice. Within the cell, important processes are governed by the structures and dynamics of numerous macromolecules.

Projects are offered to directly visualise macromolecular behaviour with a view to elucidating cellular function. These studies examine protein-protein, protein-membrane and receptor-mediated interactions within cells using state-of-the-art imaging systems.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559