Research course


University of Nottingham · School of Biology

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.

Months of entry

February, September

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.

The MRes Bioinformatics involves the use of computational methods to study molecular evolution using sequence data now available in online databases. Research areas within which projects are available include:

  • the use of secondary structure models to investigate evolutionary relationships in the molluscs
  • evolution of mobile DNAs
  • studies on the evolution of spider silk gene families
  • codon usage in yeast
  • the application of molecular clocks to microbial sequences, in particular the investigation of rate variation in foraminifera lineages
  • the estimation of the age of viral radiations.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559