New Route PhD - Biosciences
Biosciences, within the School of Health Sciences and Social Care have an international reputation for research in cellular, sub-cellular and genetic areas and are the home of the renowned Institute of Cancer Genetics and Pharmacogenomics, which has been one of the chief contributors to national breakthroughs in skin, breast and prostate cancers. Other important research areas are covered by the cell and chromosome biology group and in the exciting field of bioinformatics - the use of computer-based technology to address biological questions. This research expertise feeds specialist knowledge and an enthusiasm for discovery into teaching at every level.
The School of Health Sciences and Social Care, has excellent modern research facilities including laboratories for human molecular genetics, and suites for human cell culture, human gene mapping and DNA sequencing, and fluorescent microscopy and 3D image analysis.This programme aims to educate graduates not only to the high academic standards expected from PhD research but also in generic personal, business and communication skills. Because it extends the usual PhD from three to four years, it develops an integrated range of skills and knowledge that both broaden and deepen the individual's subject expertise beyond the bounds of the usual research degree.
Applications are invited from candidates with an interest in the areas of Medical Genetics, Human Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Chromosome Biology or Cancer Genetics.
Your taught programme will promote critical analysis, independence of thought, an awareness of broader issues which create an impact on the environment of research and an understanding of subject-specific knowledge at the forefront of your discipline. The taught element will cover generic and research skills and discipline-specific modules as follows:
|Theory and Practice in Research
|Research Design and Analysis/Research Techniques and Analysis
|Research Management, Leadership and Personal Development
|Academic Research Dissemination
|Knowledge Exchange and Research Impact
This programme is designed to be flexible and meet your individual needs therefore the modules above may run over several consecutive years allowing you to negotiate your route through the programme in a way that best supports your individual development.
Discipline-specific modules in Year One
- Human Genetics
- Cell Biology
- Genomic Medicine
- Cancer Genetics
- Home/EU: £7,500 full-time
- Overseas: £19,000 full-time
Usual entry requirements
Good honours degree in the biosciences or equivalent EU or overseas degree. Qualifications with relevant professional experience may also be considered.
Dr Predrag Slijepcevic
Tel +44 (0)1895 266302