Genetics PhD and MPhil
|How to Apply|
Make sure we offer PhD/MPhil supervision in the area in which you want to work - search our staff research interests
Draft a brief (1,000 words maximum) personal statement that:
You must also provide contact details for two academic (not personal) referees who can comment on your suitability for the research degree programme
|4.||Submit your online application|
Our Department of Genetics - world-renowned for the discovery by Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys of the technique of DNA fingerprinting - is an international centre for pioneering research into genetics and provides a stimulating and supportive environment for postgraduate education.
|Our Research Degrees|
The Department of Genetics offers supervision for the degrees of:
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - Full-Time and Part-Time
- Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - Full-Time and Part-Time
|Supervisors and Research Areas|
We offer PhD and MPhil supervision in areas compatible with the research interests of our academic staff including:
- Genetic Variation, Mutation, and Evolution
- Microbial Genetics and Pathogenicity
- Behavioural Genetics
- Medical Genetics
|Entry Requirements and Fees|
Applicants must hold a UK undergraduate (Bachelors) degree with at least first class or upper second class honours or an equivalent qualification from a recognised overseas institution.
Tuition fees vary according to the applicant's fee status (UK, EU, or international) and the mode of study (full-time or part-time).
|Studentships and Funding|
Funded PhD studentships and other funding opportunities are advertised as they become available:
PhD students complete an independent research project under the guidance of a supervisory team. The research is normally completed over a maximum period of 3.0-3.5 years (full-time) or 6.0-6.5 years (part-time).
A fourth year (full-time) or seventh year (part-time) or the remaining part of this can be used to prepare the thesis for examination. The thesis should not normally exceed 50,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge and contain work of publishable quality. The thesis must then be defended in a viva voce (oral) examination before a degree can be awarded.