Taught course

Protein Crystallography

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Biological Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Degree in science, computing or mathematics, or equivalent qualification, or relevant work experience.

Months of entry

October

Course content

This postgraduate course is an excellent introduction to protein crystallography. It is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in this exciting and rapidly expanding field, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, or for those who would like to expand and update their existing scientific knowledge.

Up-to-date descriptions of the background, methods and techniques of protein crystallography are explained, and the programme gives the biologically orientated scientist a mainly non-mathematical insight into how protein crystal structures are determined and how results should be judged.

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • Study by distance learning, wherever you are in the world, with our internet-based teaching.
  • You will interact with your tutors and fellow students through email lists, submit written assignments by email, and attend online tutorials in real time using a chatroom-based interface.
  • May be taken as a stand-alone award or as part of our innovative distance learning MSc Structural Molecular Biology.
  • Taught within the Department of Biological Sciences which, with University College London, is part of the leading research-based Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology. Several of the department’s world-class researchers contribute to the course.

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
Part-time home/EU students: £ 2650 pa
International students
Part-time overseas students: £ 3825 pa

Find out more about funding and financial support at postgraduate level.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Department of Biological Sciences
Email
biosciencespg@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+ 44 (0)20 7079 0798
Fax
+ 44 (0)20 7631 6246