Research course

Genetics and Genomics

University of Nottingham · School of Biology

Entry requirements


  • British Honours degree at least 2:1 or equivalent.
  • Applicants currently studying Masters in the UK will be accepted with a minimum average of 60% (Merit) in taught elements, if they have a 2:1 or equivalent at undergraduate level.


  • British Honours degree of at least 2:2 or equivalent.
  • Where an applicant has below a 2.2 but detailed significant work experience, the School will take the application for consideration.

Months of entry

February, April, July, October, December

Course content

Your research degree is bespoke at the University of Nottingham, and allows you to choose your own area of interest to research, under the title of your choosing.

Our Genetics and Genomics grouping is made up of the following available PhD and MRes courses:

  • Genetics
  • Population Genetics
  • Medical Genetics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Comparative Genomics
  • Human Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Evolution
  • Evolutionary Genetics

Our supervisors in the school are at the forefront of research in their fields. Utilising industry standard facilities, along with cutting edge equipment, and the guidance of our supervisors, you will advance the area of life sciences that interests you.

Your degree and research area is bespoke to you, however, our supervisors can provide projects in many areas of current interest in genetics and genomics, ranging from fundamental questions in cell biology to variation and disease in humans. Some of the fields our supervisors are already researching include:

  • Congenital heart disease - leading to a greater understanding of the mutations that cause it
  • Investigations into the causes and treatment of dementia
  • Laboratory manipulation of spider silks in a search for new materials for specialist applications
  • New methods of CRISPR genome editing
  • Our DNA sequencing and analysis expertise has contributed to the understanding of the COVID-19 outbreak

You can find our about our specific research in the course content section.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MRes
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PhD
    full time
    36-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0) 115 951 5559