We offer PhD supervision in the following areas:
- Cardiovascular Research
- Complex Disease and Quantitative Genetics
- Developmental Genetics and Gene Expression
- Endocrine and Renal Genetics
- Neurological and Neuromuscular Genetics
- Stem Cell Biology and Cellular Therapy
Each PhD student works in a research group. You'll have a supervisor responsible for providing intellectual supervision.
We have a formal system of laboratory supervision. A dedicated laboratory advisor oversees training in specific laboratory methodologies.
They'll provide you with general advice on laboratory research - specific training comes with each group.
You'll receive regular formal and informal reviews. You also have opportunity to give research presentations to your peer groups.
Projects are available in a range of topics. In our research section you can see the groups within the Institute. Take a look at the kind of projects our current PhD students are working on.
Graduate School training
Graduate School training meets the research councils' skills requirements. You'll gain skills and proficiencies in:
- research skills and techniques
- research environment and management
- personal effectiveness
- communication skills, networking and team working
- career management
All our students keep a research training portfolio. It allows you to recognise your proficiencies, skills and to identify any development needs.
Training programmeTraining programme
The Graduate School runs a training programme for students:
In Year 1, the training programme includes:
- communication skills
- critical appraisal skills
- library and information technology skills
In Year 2, the training programme includes:
- the research environment
- promoting science
- poster presentation
- assessing career options
- statistical methods
In Year 3, the training programme includes:
- preparation for a career in industry
- preparation for a career in academia
- research funding
- thesis writing
- preparation for the oral examination