Postgraduate Study in Genetics
There is a fully funded NERC Studentship available in the Department of Genetics at the University of Leicester, starting October 2011. The Department, one of the leading Genetics Department in the country, aims to provide every opportunity for postgraduate students to develop into mature and independent research scientists. Projects are currently being selected but they are all relevant to one or more of the College Research Themes and address NERC's strategic plan.
Eligibility: UK and EU students resident in the UK for the past three years.
Informal enquiries: Please e mail Postgraduate tutors: DrJulie Morrissey : firstname.lastname@example.org & Dr Flaviano Giorgini: email@example.com
Please apply online to: The Graduate School
Postgraduates have full access to research equipment and facilities within the Department and contribute to a significant part of the research output.
Research Degrees PhD, involves a 3 to 4 year research period with a specific Supervisor (plus co-supervisors for some interdisciplinary projects).
We offer a one year MSc Molecular Genetics course which has an initial formal taught element in our teaching laboratory as well as a 6 month research project in a research laboratory.
The Department also runs the MSc in Bioinformatics, in collaboration with the Department of Biochemistry. This course, which takes up to 15 students each year, aims to develop the skills needed for a career in this multi-disciplinary field, covering both the necessary molecular biology and information technology.
Our Postgraduate training, at both MSc and PhD levels, is fully integrated and forms an important component of the Departmental research programme.
The Department of Genetics provides a stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate education. Our Postgraduate Training Programme aims to develop postgraduate students into mature and independent research scientists possessing highly marketable scientific skills.