Research course

Developmental Biology

University of Nottingham · Institute of Genetics

Entry requirements

2.2 (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.

Within the developmental biology research area, a number of model systems are being used to study various aspects of vertebrate development with a major focus on the development of stem cells.

Specific projects include:

  • the development of blood stem cells and vasculature in zebrafish
  • the development of neural stem cells in zebrafish and in mice
  • the properties of mesenchymal stem cells
  • primordial germ cells and gene networks that govern the development of vertebrate embryos

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559