University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Genome Stability

The School of Life Sciences is a vibrant international research community. We offer MPhil and PhD courses and welcome discussion with applicants on potential projects falling within our research interests. The Genome Damage and Stability Centre enables scientists of different disciplines to be housed in one building and to benefit from mutual interests. Our work ranges from studies on the protein molecules that repair DNA inside cells to the genes that are altered or mutated in cancer cells and in neurological disease, with the aim of understanding these diseases and how we might defeat them. Throughout your studies, you are expected to take part in laboratory meetings, journal clubs and a weekly seminar series. We encourage all students to participate in national and international scientific meetings. The School offers full support to all research students by monitoring their research progress in the form of annual reviews, informal meetings and mid-year reports (Year 1). The annual Postgraduate Research Colloquium brings doctoral students and faculty together for a wider discussion of research projects within the School. All third-year doctoral students give a talk on their research, and all second-year students submit a poster depicting the key aims and objectives, methods and findings of their project. We aim to ensure that you have the best possible research experience. The relationships between supervisors and research students are among the most rewarding of academic partnerships. We also host regular social events for our students to mingle with their peers and supervisors across the biosciences.

Entry requirements

A 1st- or upper 2nd-Class undergraduate Honours degree in a relevant science subject.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MPhil Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MPhil Full-time £ 17,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PhD Full-time £ 3,996 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years
PhD Full-time £ 17,850 per Academic year (overseas fees) 3 years

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Key information

Postgraduate Admissions
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