Institute of Genetic Medicine

PhD Studentships

PhD Studentships

Apart from MRes students, we have more than 60 postgraduate research students.

Intellectual supervision

We offer PhD supervision in the following areas:

Each PhD student works in a research group. You'll have a supervisor responsible for providing intellectual supervision.

Laboratory 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

Our Postgraduate students also receive training from the Faculty of Medical Sciences Graduate School. You'll have access to excellent research facilities.

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.

More information

For more information about support, please visit the University's postgraduate pages. We welcome applications to all research areas from self-funding students.