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:

  • the fundamentals of protein structure
  • X-ray diffraction and symmetry
  • how to determine structures using protein crystallography
  • how to judge the quality of co-ordinates.

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 no less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Student Advice Service
Email
studentadvice@bbk.ac.uk
Phone
+44(0) 20 3907 0700