University of Nottingham

University of Nottingham

Molecular Biology

The department uses molecular approaches to study a wide range of model and innovative biological systems; currently projects are available in research groupings that are investigating eukaryotic gene expression and vertebrate embryogenesis, including aspects of the development of the nervous system, germ cells and stem cell maturation, and the behaviour of cellular systems with respect to the many interactions of macromolecules within cells and their membranes; in addition there are projects to study in microbes the systems responsible for maintaining genome integrity and securing accurate chromosome transmission in bacteria, archaea and yeast, as well as the basis of bacterial motility; there are also projects concerned with the biology of fungi in relation to their stress responses and to their interactions with their environment in general, as well as with the use of fungi as cell factories for the production of proteins and pharmaceuticals; finally there are projects in research groups studying ion channels, receptor-mediated carcinogenesis and ecotoxicology that use natural and synthetic toxins to dissect the properties of signalling molecules in nervous and muscle tissues and employ cutting-edge techniques to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the actions of toxins and the mechanisms of disease.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree; or equivalent in a biological-related subject; or substantial and relevant professional experience is considered; where English is not 1st language IELTS: 6.5 with at least 6.0 in any element; or TOEFL paper based: 573 with 4.5 TWE are required.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 3,980 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 17,340 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Queen's Medical Centre Nottingham NG7 2HA East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Team
Telephone number: 
0115 951 5559