Research course

Fungal Biology

Institution
University of Nottingham · Institute of Genetics
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject; professional experience may also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Fungal biology research will focus on yeasts, filamentous fungi and lichens. Projects will investigate the physiology, biochemistry, molecular genetics and genomics of these organisms, for example in the use of fungi as cell factories for the production of proteins and pharmaceuticals. Other areas include stress response mechanisms and cell individuality in yeasts and filamentous fungi, the genetics of sexual reproduction in pathogenic fungi and those used in the biotechnology and food sectors, and the epigenetic control of gene transcription.

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 (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

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Elizabeth Wilson
Email
life-sciences-pgr@nottingham.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 115 823 0311
Fax
+44 (0) 115 823 0313