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Human Molecular Genetics MRes

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Full time | University Park Campus | 1 year | FEB-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Human Genetics

Course type


Course Summary

Research overview

Masters by Research (MRes) programmes allow students to undertake a substantial amount of independent research while gaining 20 credits of transferable skills training. The programmes are flexible in nature and allow students to take some additional accredited taught credits, in consultation with their supervisor.

Within the human molecular genetics area, there is an emphasis on the role of repetitive DNA sequences in health and disease, and in chromosome stability. Research projects include:

  • studies to understand the molecular basis of myotonic dystrophy, the identification of genes involved in human developmental heart disorders
  • cardiac stem cells
  • 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
  • molecular genetic approaches to anthropology and human population genetics.

Career Prospects and Employability

Those who take up a postgraduate research opportunity with us will not only receive support in terms of close contact with supervisors and specific training related to your area of research, you will also benefit from dedicated careers advice from our Careers and Employability Service.

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.

Careers support and advice

Whether you are considering a career within or outside academia, we’re here to support you every step of the way.

You can access our Careers and Employability Service during your studies and after you graduate.

Expert staff will work with you to explore PhD career options and apply for vacancies, develop your interview skills and meet employers. You can book a one-to-one appointment, take an online course or attend a workshop.

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 - £18,420, Medium-cost research in Applied Psychology and Paediatric Pharmacology - £22,590, Laboratory-based research - £26,250, High-cost laboratory-based research - £29,670, Technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £35,220, Exceptional technically-intensive/specialised research projects with high consumable costs - £43,500.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.