Research course

Developmental Biology

University of Nottingham · Institute of Genetics

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject

Months of entry


Course content

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.

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

Information for international students

International students are supported by ORS, Dorothy Hodgkin Postgraduate Scholarship and various University of Nottingham Scholarships. The International Office offers a range of scholarship opportunities and small number of Weston Scholarships are also available each year. English language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).

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

Course contact details

Elizabeth Wilson
+44 (0)115 823 0311
+44 (0)115 823 0313