University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Biochemistry and Cell Biology

The course consists of a combination of research skills training provided by the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Postgraduate Training Programme, together with supervised independent research, leading to completion of a PhD or a Master's by Research (MRes) thesis; the School encourages students to present their own original research as abstracts and oral and/or poster communications within the School and at national and international scientific meetings; current research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of growth, development and adaptation in both health and disease; the techniques employed include molecular biology, cell culture, microinjection, proteomic analysis, microarray screening, advanced imaging techniques, molecular structure determination and modelling; most of the research is conducted in vitro or in tissue and organ culture; increasingly, the school expects to use computational analysis and simulation; one of the research groups is especially dedicated to developing alternatives to animal experimentation; the school is heavily involved in the use and development of genomic, proteomic and imaging technologies in 2 of the technology clusters of the University (Post-genomic Technologies Cluster and Imaging Cluster).

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent qualification.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,052 per Whole course (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Park Campus Nottingham NG7 2RJ East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 823 0109