Information for Students
Interested in the social implications of genomics and life science research?
About the ESRC Genomics Network
Spanning five of the UK’s leading universities, with over hundred researchers, the ESRC Genomics Network (EGN) is one of the largest social science investments in the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), current portfolio .
Comprising three research centres, Egenis, Cesagen and Innogen, and the Genomics Policy and Research Forum, the EGN is growing into the largest concentration of multi-disciplinary social scientific research in genomics in the world.
- Cesagen, the ESRC Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, is based at the University of Cardiff and the University of Lancaster. For more information about the Masters courses and PhD opportunities at Cesagen, please follow this link .
- Egenis, the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society, is based at Exeter University. For more information about the Masters courses and PhD opportunities at Egenis please follow this link.
- Innogen, the ESRC Centre for Social and Economic Research on Innovation in Genomics, is based at the University of Edinburgh and the Open University. For more information about the Masters courses and PhD opportunities at Innogen, please follow this link.
Funding & Applications
Most EGN PhD projects are funded by the ESRC. However, there are other funding options available. If you are interested in doing a PhD with us, please contact the relevant centre (links above) to discuss application procedures and funding.
Students are a vital part of the EGN. Since 2002, over thirty students have completed their doctoral degrees and gone on to do further research in this area. Dr Rebecca Hanlin, a PhD student in Innogen Phase 1, is now Director of Health Innovation at Innogen. Dr Adam Bostanci, former Egenis PhD student is now a lecturer at the University of Cambridge. Find out more about:
We also support the Postgraduate Forum for Genetics in Society, The PFGS is a volunteer postgraduate forum which seeks to bring together researchers interested in how biosciences and society intersect.