University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Maternal and Foetal Health

Nottingham's Schools of Molecular Medical Sciences and Clinical Sciences (Division of Human Development) are the leads in the multi-centre Genetics of Pre-Eclampsia (GOPEC) study; although the first phase is complete, trans-national genetic collaborations are developing from the study, and the department plans to follow up the babies as they reach school age; the department is also currently undertaking other long-term collaborative (Universities of Leicester, Newcastle 0n Tyne and Bern, Switzerland) follow-up studies of mothers and babies who have been exposed to pre-eclampsia; the University collaborates with the Schools of Molecular Medical Sciences and Biosciences in studies of seleniaum-containing antioxidant proteins in healthy and hypertensive pregnancy; the genetics biochemistry and function of the renin-angiotensin system in normal and pathological (pre-eclamptic) pregnancy is another major interest of the group in collaboration with the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research; these studies are complemented by studies of myometrial physiology and pathology; a further collaboration is with the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, relating to the validation and use of a new, very small and portable, fetal heart rate monitor and the derivation of physiologically-relevant information from the fetal electrocardiogram.

Entry requirements

Applicants for PhD programmes are generally required to hold an Honours degree at 2.1 level or above (or international equivalent) in an appropriate subject; candidates are generally required to submit a research proposal with their applications; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) [Academic version] 6.0 with no less than 5 in any one element; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) :Paper version: 550 with a minimum of 4.0 in the Test of Written English (TWE); Internet-based version: 79 with no less than 17 in any one element.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
DM 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

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