This section provides an overview of the opportunities available to study at the Department of Twin Research, including details of any funding available for students interested in undertaking a PhD.

We do not offer taught courses directly, however below you will find details of relevant courses on offer within the School of Life Course Sciences at King’s College London.

Taught Courses

Bursaries for Masters Programmes

The Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at the Strand Campus of King’s College London offers a number of bursaries for their Masters programmes.

Masters programmes include exciting and innovative programmes such as:

  • Ageing and Society
  • Global Health and Social Justice
  • Bioethics and Society

Students could address twin-related topics as part of their coursework.

The MSc in Bioinformatics at King’s

The MSc in Bioinformatics at King’s offers a wide-range of courses that may of interest to researchers in the Division.

Semester One has courses Fundamentals of Genetics and Biomolecular Structure for Bioinformatics (Michael Antoniou) and Statistics for Bioinformatics (Eric Blanc).

Semester 2 includes:

  • Data Analysis of Large-Scale Experiments in Molecular Biology(Thomas Schlitt)
  • Algorithms for Computational Molecular Biology (Maxime Crochemore)
  • Structural Bioinformatics and Protein Structure Predictions (Franca Fraternali)
  • Genetic Data Analysis in Medicine (Michael Weale)
  • Advanced Topics in Computational Genomics (Sophia Tsoka)

Please email the course organiser to find out further details of their modele, and the policy on visitors attending the lectures.

Intercalating BSc in Human Genetics

The Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine at the Strand Campus of King’s College London offers a number of bursaries for their Masters programmes.

A 10-lecture course on Complex disorders, organised by Mike Weale is part of 6BBYG306.

This course illustrates the importance and future potential of genetics research in the understanding, treatment and prevention of human diseases, through direct experience of current research work and its clinical application.

The full course is open to medical students who have completed at least two years of their MB BS course and 3rd year BSc students from Bimolecular Sciences as elective courses.


PhD opportunities

The Biomedical Research Centre is offering PhDs in Biomedical Science, Bioinformatics and Data Analysis. The deadline for applications is December 12th, 2018. Find out more, including information on the program and directions on how to apply, by visiting the Guy’s and St Thomas’ BRC pages.

We also have a fully funded PhD opportunity available with Dr Jordana Bell, looking into epigenomic variation in twins, through the King’s A*STAR PhD Studentships scheme. The deadline for applications is January 3rd, 2019. Find out more and apply via the King’s College London A*STAR Studentship page.

You may find more opportunities by navigating here: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/health/study/studentships/index.aspx