University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Human Genetics

Within the human genetics group there is an emphasis on the role of repetitive DNA sequences in health and disease, and in chromosome stability; research includes: the molecular basis of myotonic dystrophy and the identification of genes involved in cardiac development; the role of apoptosis in brain tumour development and therapy; artificial chromosomes and chromosome segregation; human genetic diversity; copy number analysis; molecular genetics of muscle disease; mouse models of muscle disorders; and molecular genetic approaches to anthropology and human population genetics.

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree; or equivalent; in a relevant subject such as an appropriate scientific discipline; where English is not 1st language IELTS: 6.0 (no less than 5.0 in any element); or TOEFL paper based: 550 with 4.0 in TWE; or TOEFL computer based: 213 with 4.0 in TWE; or TOEFL IBT: 79 (no less than 17 in any element) are required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 4,052 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 4,052 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 951 5559