University of Kent: Genetics

InstitutionUniversity of Kent View institution profile
Department School of Biosciences View department profile
Study type Research


Research in the School of Biosciences revolves around understanding systems and processes in the living cell. It has a strong molecular focus with leading-edge activities that are synergistic with one another and complementary to the teaching provision. Our expertise in disciplines such as biochemistry, microbiology and biomedical science allows us to exploit technology and develop groundbreaking ideas in the fields of genetics, molecular biology, protein science, biophysics and computational biology. Fields of enquiry encompass a range of molecular processes from cell division, transcription and translation through to molecular motors, molecular diagnostics and the production of biotherapeutics and bioenergy.

Our research degrees are based around lab-based and computational research projects. PhD study is based around 3-4 year research projects, full time, or 5-6 years part time. Study for the MSc degree, a one-year research project (Full time), can also be undertaken as a two-year project (Part time). In all our research degrees you undertake a single, focused, research project from day one, and attend only certain components of our transferable skills modules. You are supervised by a team which comprises your main supervisor(s) as well as supervisory chairs that give independent advice on progression.

Doctor of Philosophy - PhD

MSc (Res)

University of Kent
School of Biosciences


Kent’s School of Biosciences ranks among the most active in biological sciences in the UK, with annual research funding in excess of £4 million.  We have invested in new, specialist, teaching and research laboratories which house over 150 academic, research, technical and support staff, as well as around 100 postgraduate students.

The School offers a vibrant, research-led teaching experience by staff whose research has gained national and international recognition. Applications for our research degrees at Master’s and PhD level are welcome. Our key research strengths underpin a range of unique and career-focused ...

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