2015 MPhil Genetics Studentship at University of Leicester

Last Updated on March 28, 2015

University of Leicester MPhil Scholarship:

The Genetics Department at the University of Leicester is inviting students to a one year MPhil scholarship program. This scholarship is for students who are interested in the making of DNA, detection of Spyral (which is a security program the department in currently working on under their forensics).  The scholarship will cover up the students for their one year tuition fee, provide part of financial assistance for research related expenses and travelling. This is a great chance for all the researchers who have great interest in crime scene investigations. The Spyral Detection UK’s most known product for security purposes, it helps in the making of active camera and intruders that help detect theft of both domestic and commercial properties. It is latest in the technology line and all the students in the supervision of Dr. Richard Badge will have this once in a life time opportunity to live the experience of making history with this unique gadget by assisting the professor in the prototype delivery system of this detector, studying the realistic conditions and substrates, reviving speed, sensitivity and reliability of information retrieved from bar codes. The MPhil Genetics Studentship at University of Leicester will let the students carry out assessments in realistic security systems.
The aim of the scholarship is to give students the experience of industrial development and research along with commercial delivery of technology and commercial product testing.

Introduction to Scholarship Providing Body:

The University of Leicester is a famous research center in England. It has been contributing to the society with its scientific discoveries and is the pioneer of DNA fingerprinting. The department works under the supervision of Dr Jon Wetton, Dr Rischard Badge and Dr Celia May. The MPhil Genetics Studentship at University of Leicester will funded by European Regional Development Fund through their IRSA grant.


One Year.

Purpose Of Study: 

  • Study
  • Research
  • Work

Level of Study:

  • MPhil

Number of Scholarships:

Not Specified.

Application Deadline Date:

It is open until all the seats are filled. The sooner you apply, the better. Apply Now

Fields of Study:

DNA testing and Spyral Detection System

Host Country:

Leicester, London

Host Institutions:

The University of Leicester

Eligible Countries:

The scholarship is open to United Kingdom and European Union students.

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  • First class or upper secondary class degree is required otherwise candidates should have an equivalent qualification in field of molecular biology
  • The aspirants must have attained their under graduation degree in the last three years
  • The aspirants must meet the English requirements of the University of Leicester
  • The aspirants should be capable of paying the UK or EU tuition fee, for which they should be residents of UK or EU countries.
  • The aspirants should study as a full time student

How to Apply For Scholarship:

  • The aspirants are suppose to write a draft of 1000 words encompassing their reason for choosing Genetics, their previous research works and projects and any publishing they have.
  • The aspirant can apply via the online application or through post
  • The aspirants are required to submit all the required documents along with their CV
  • The aspirant should apply as soon as possible before it’s open only until all the seats are filled
  • Candidates who fail to provide a personal statement will not be considered eligible
  • The applicants must clearly state that the aspirant wishes to study as a scholarship student of the Genetics Program
  • Once candidates are selected to the Mphil program, applicants will have to submit a thesis of at least 30,000 words.
  • The aspirants are required to complete a viva voce examination after their selection

Important Link:

Applicants should Visit Official Website to Know more about this scholarship.

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