Postgraduate research

The Centre for Genomic Medicine offers studentships in a variety of cutting-edge research topics spanning cellular and molecular mechanisms of genetic disorders, cancer genetics, and health services research.

Students are well supported during their studies both by their academic supervisory team and by an active postgraduate training programme. Students have the opportunity to present their findings in seminar series to a specialised audience.

Studentships and funding

Charity, research council, Wellcome Trust, university and overseas research student scholarships are the main source of funding for studentships within the centre.

Students (especially self-funding applicants) are encouraged to contact principal investigators directly to discuss future possibilities.

For further details of featured studentships, see: studentships and funding

Postgraduate taught

  • Genetic Medicine (MRes)
    This programme equips students from biomedical sciences and medicine with the skills and knowledge to pursue a research-based career in academic medicine

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    Videos: Why choose Genetic Medicine (MRes)?
    Dr Bill Newman, Deputy Programme Director of the Genetic Medicine (MRes) at Manchester, explains how this hospital-based course offers interesting research options to its students. It will equip them with lab skills, strong clinical genetics training and added confidence to apply for a PhD or a clinical career.


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    Videos: Why study an MRes before a PhD?
    PhD students, Emma and Sid, reflect on how they would have benefitted from undertaking an MRes. It could also provide a taster for some students wishing to embark on a career in research before they commit to the longer-term PhD pathway.


  • Genetic Counselling (MSc)
    This programme provides academic and vocational training for professional genetic counsellors to work in the UK and overseas.
  • Genomic Medicine (MSc)