Postgraduate Courses

M Phil, PhD, MD in Human Genetics

The Institute of Human Genetics at Newcastle University has a world-class research reputation. Our work can be divided into two main categories - developmental genetics and stem cell biology; molecular genetics and cell biology of inherited disease and cancer. Please see our website for further information about specific projects and the staff involved in them. The Institute is based at the International Centre for Life and is part of the school of Clinical Medical Sciences. Its first-class facilities includes transgenics/gene targetting, confocal microscopy, optical projection tomography, gene expression imaging, microarray technology, bioinformatics.

Institution: Newcastle University
Department: Institute of Human Genetics
Entry: MPhil and PhD candidates - an upper-second-class Honours degree or equivalent in human genetics or a related discipline. MD candidates - a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, or equivalent medical degree, together with appropriate experience. Candidates whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.5, TOEFL 575 (paper-based) or 233 (computer-based), or equivalent.
Funding: UK/EU students - funded PhD positions are usually advertised through Nature (, New Scientist ( and the University's funding database. International students - own government; University scholarships; British Council.
Address: Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7RU
Telephone: 0191 222 5594
Contact: Medical Science Graduate School,, 0191 222 7002
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