Research course

Molecular Toxicology

University of Nottingham · School of Biology

Entry requirements

2:1 (or international equivalent) in a related subject; professional experience may also be considered;

Months of entry

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

Course content

This Research Group combines expertise in molecular biology, the pharmacology and electrophysiology of ion channels, receptor-mediated carcinogenesis and ecotoxicology. It uses natural and synthetic toxins to dissect the properties of signalling molecules in nervous and muscle tissues and employs cutting-edge techniques to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the actions of toxins and the mechanisms of disease.

Having attracted more than £36m in grants over the last four-year Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) period, as well as funding from the Science Research Investment Fund (SRIF), we have excellent facilities for genomics and post genomics including bioinformatics, imaging, micro-arrays, model organisms (amphibians, arachnids, bacteria, crustaceans, fish, flies, mammals, worms and yeast) mouse and zebrafish transgenics, proteomics and sequencing.

For a more extensive overview, please visit the course page on the University of Nottingham's online prospectus.

Department specialisms

Analysis of Toxicological Mechanisms in Vertebrates and Invertebrates and their Application in Disease and Pest Control; Neurobiology; Human Diseases: Model Systems to Study Genotype/Phenotype Links in Complex Organisms

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


part time
72 months
full time
36 months


full time
24 months
part time
48 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)115 951 5559