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Genome Stability PhD

Key information

Qualification type

PhD/DPhil - Doctor of Philosophy

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

We investigate the responses of cells to genome damage and their relationship to cancer and other aspects of human disease.

You’ll work in a dynamic and collaborative environment, using a range of instrumentation from microscopy to DNA sequencing to mass spectronomy.

Our research is currently funded by a variety of agencies including:

  • Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • Cancer Research UK
  • Medical Research Council
  • The Wellcome Trust.

For a PhD, your research work makes a substantial original contribution to knowledge or understanding in your chosen field.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 4 years | SEP-20

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

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You’re normally expected to have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above. Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject. You may also be considered for the degree if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.