University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Basic Dental Science (Molecular Genetics)

Research areas include: Identification of genes implicated in Mendelian, complex and somatic genetic diseases affecting orofacial structures and function; functional analysis of these genes and proteins they encode; development of molecular diagnostic tests; identification of biomarkers in head and neck cancer and translation of findings into clinical practice; depending on the nature of the project. Research may be based in 1 of several different areas within the University or the allied Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals Foundation Trust.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to provide evidence of a primary dental or science degree from a recognised institution; in addition, the following should be provided: 2 academic references - both must be signed, dated and on headed paper; references more than 12 months old will not be accepted; copies (not originals) of degree certificates; official academic transcripts of previous study showing the subjects taken and grades obtained; (if these are in a language other than English please provide official translations); note: if applicants hold a BDS from a UK University they need not provide a transcript of results but must provide a copy of the certificate; copies (not originals) of English Language certification if an applicants 1st language is not English - only IELTS or TOEFL scores are acceptable.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 15,700 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MPhil Full-time £ 37,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MPhil Part-time - 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 15,700 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 37,400 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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