Research degrees

student using a microscopeWe have a vibrant postgraduate community and can offer supervision in a wide range of subject areas, including:

  • Genetic variation, mutation, and evolution
  • Microbial genetics and pathology
  • Behavioural genetics
  • Medical genetics
  • Plant and fungal cell and molecular genetics
  • Teaching research

Apply for a PhD or MPhil in Genetics

We provide a stimulating and supportive environment for research degree study, and our research student training is fully integrated and forms an important component of the Departmental Research Programme. We aims to develop our postgraduate researchers into mature and independent research scientists possessing highly marketable scientific skills.


Fees and funding


General enquiries:

For academic enquiries, please contact the project supervisor directly, or contact our Postgraduate Admissions Tutor:

Dr Celia May
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)116 252 3413

PhD projects

Browse the PhD projects currently available within the Department.

See the projects

Research training

We are dedicated to providing training opportunities for our research students which will support them in developing both their research and and their careers.

Learn more about our research training opportunities