Taught course

Macromolecular Electron Microscopy

Birkbeck, University of London · Biological Sciences

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in science, computing or mathematics, or equivalent qualification, or relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Recent developments in electron microscopy mean that it can now determine the structures of proteins with near atomic resolution. This new postgraduate course is an excellent introduction to the latest techniques in macromolecular electron microscopy, in which you will learn about:

  • image formation in the electron microscope
  • preparing samples for biological electron microscopy
  • processing electron microsopy image data through to a final 3D atomic model.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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