Taught course

Structural Molecular Biology

Institution
Birkbeck, University of London · Biological Sciences
Qualifications
MScMScPGCert

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our distance learning Master's degree in structural molecular biology provides you with a grounding in the structure of proteins, and the main techniques that are used to study protein structure.

Structural biology allows you to understand how macromolecules work at the atomic level of detail. This is particularly important in designing drugs that act at the molecular level to affect macromolecules.

Increasingly, research uses a range of complementary biophysical and structural techniques to study protein-protein interactions. This requires researchers to have some understanding of what all these techniques can achieve. This programme is designed to give the theoretical background required to use this range of methods.

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

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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