Research course

Human Molecular Genetics

University of Nottingham · Institute of Genetics

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry


Course content

Masters by Research (MRes) programmes allow students to undertake a substantial amount of independent research while gaining 20 taught credits. The programmes are flexible in nature and allow students to take some additional accredited taught credits, in consultation with their supervisor. Candidates should have at least a lower second class Honours Degree in a relevant topic.

Within the Human Molecular Genetics area, there is an emphasis on the role of repetitive DNA sequences in health and disease, and in chromosome stability. Research projects include:

  • studies to understand the molecular basis of myotonic dystrophy, the identification of genes involved in human developmental heart disorders
  • cardiac stem cells
  • the role of apoptosis in brain tumour development and therapy
  • artificial chromosomes and chromosome segregation
  • human genetic diversity
  • copy number analysis
  • molecular genetics of muscle disease
  • mouse models of muscle disorders
  • molecular genetic approaches to anthropology and human population genetics

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


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559