A first- or upper second-class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant science subject.
If you are a non-EEA or Swiss national you must obtain clearance by the UK Government Academic Technology Approval Scheme (ATAS) for this degree. Please ensure you allow sufficient time for your University application to be processed in time for you to apply for ATAS clearance (and a Tier 4 Student Visa if appropriate). Find out more about ATAS.
Months of entry
- PhD in Genome Stability
- MPhil in Genome Stability
The School of Life Sciences is a vibrant international research community. We offer MPhil and PhD courses and welcome discussion with applicants on potential projects falling within our research interests.
The Genome Damage and Stability Centre enables scientists of different disciplines to be housed in one building and to benefit from mutual interests. Our work ranges from studies on the protein molecules that repair DNA inside cells to the genes that are altered or mutated in cancer cells and in neurological disease, with the aim of understanding these diseases and how we might defeat them.
Student progress and support
Throughout your studies, you are expected to take part in laboratory meetings, journal clubs and a weekly seminar series. We encourage all students to participate in national and international scientific meetings.
The School offers full support to all research students by monitoring their research progress in the form of annual reviews, informal meetings and mid-year reports (Year 1). The annual Postgraduate Research Colloquium brings doctoral students and faculty together for a wider discussion of research projects within the School. All third-year doctoral students give a talk on their research, and all second-year students submit a poster depicting the key aims and objectives, methods and findings of their project.
We aim to ensure that you have the best possible research experience. The relationships between supervisors and research students are among the most rewarding of academic partnerships. We also host regular social events for our students to mingle with their peers and supervisors across the biosciences. We take student feedback seriously and doctoral students are represented on our Student Experience Committee.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/phd/fees-and-scholarships/scholarships
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Services
- +44 (0)1273 678057