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Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

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Course type


Course Summary

The clinical research has a pioneering interest in the development of peripheral blood stem cells for matched and unrelated donor transplantation. The group has one of the UK’s largest bone marrow transplant (BMT) programmes with participation in national and international clinical trials in BMT and cord blood transplantation. The laboratory research focuses on understanding both the pathogenesis of AML and the chemo-resistance phenotype often seen in the disease. Areas of particular interest in AML research include the role of the ABC drug transporter protein family, DNA damage and repair mechanisms, telomere maintenance, identification of factors that predispose to AML and understanding contributory factors underpinning minimal residual disease. The research aims to identify ways to maximise the therapeutic efficacy of existing drugs and to evaluate new treatments for AML. The University of Nottingham is consistently named as one of the most targeted universities by Britain’s leading graduate employers* and can offer you a head-start when it comes to your career. Our Careers and Employability Service offers a range of services including advice sessions, employer events, recruitment fairs and skills workshops – and once you have graduated, you will have access to the service for life.

Different course options

Full time | Queen's Medical Centre | 4 years | OCT-19

Study mode

Full time


4 years

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

International fees will be charged as follows: Low-cost research - £17,550, Medium-cost research in Applied Psychology and Paediatric Pharmacology - £21,000, Laboratory-based research - £24,990, High-cost laboratory-based research - £28,260, Technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £33,540, Exceptional technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £41,430.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants who wish to register for a PhD will be required to possess a first degree with at least 2:1 (or international equivalent) classification.