Research course

Molecular Cell 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

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.

Research projects are available in the field of Molecular Cell Biology including:

  • the analysis of structure, function and dynamics of telomeres in yeast and parasites, and of centromeric DNA in mammalian cells
  • investigation of stress-response networks in the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans and of micro RNAs during the evolution of developmental processes in Drosophila
  • establishment of the relationship between nuclear structure and function using the giant nuclei of amphibian oocytes
  • analysis of biological membranes, biomaterials and biophysical aspects of cellular interactions as well as filopodia, lamellipodia and stress fiber formation
  • investigation of blood substitutes from microbial cell factories and of artificial gas-carrying fluids for enhancing growth of cells in culture

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

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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