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PhD/MPhil Genetics / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Doctor of Philosophy
PhD 3-4 years, MPhil 1 year

Full entry requirements

How to apply
See full guidance on how to choose a project and submit an application on our website . You should then complete the online application form to apply for this programme. Ensure you include all required supporting documents at the time of submission, or this may delay the processing of your application.  

Please note to apply for this programme, with a supervisor based in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, you must select the correct programme on the online application form which indicates the Faculty after the programme name.

Applications must be submitted online well in advance of your anticipated start date (6 weeks for Home/EU, 12 weeks for overseas).  We cannot accept late applications without prior agreement via the Doctoral Academy.

Application deadlines

Home/EU applicants:

September entry - apply by 15 July

January entry - apply by 15 November

April entry - apply by 15 February

Overseas applicants:

September entry - apply by 1 st week of June

January entry - apply by 1 st week of October

April entry - apply by 1 st week of January

Course overview

  • Learn from some of Europe's leading researchers while undertaking your own project.
  • Access some of the best research facilities in the world at both the University and in hospitals around Greater Manchester.
  • Undergo training in transferable skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals through the Doctoral Academy's training programme.
  • Conduct research at a university ranked 7th in the UK (QS World University Rankings 2018).


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be Standard £4,260, Low £8,500, Medium £15,000, High £20,000. Tuition fees for international students will be Standard £22,000, Low £23,500, Medium £29,500, High £34,500. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health