Research course

Developmental Genetics and Gene Control

University of Nottingham · School of Biology

Entry requirements

2:1 degree (or international equivalent) in a related subject;

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

This Research Group focuses on the eukaryotic gene expression and the genetics of vertebrate embryonic development. Developmental studies are focused largely upon the mechanisms that control stem cell fate. These include studies of the nervous system, germ cells and bone marrow derived stem cells. The Group’s work on the control of gene expression addresses the machinery used by cells to achieve appropriate levels of functional transcripts. These studies include control of transcription and the mechanisms of RNA maturation.

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
36 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

Course contact details

Elizabeth Wilson
+44 (0) 115 823 0311