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