Entry requirements

A recent UK first or second class Honours degree in the field of Biosciences. Other qualifications including equivalent internationally recognised qualification or relevant experience from health professionals (eg doctors; nurses; MLSOs) will be assessed on an individual basis and a request for completion of an online biological test in molecular and cell biology may be required. Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year. English Language Requirements IELTS: 6 (min 5.5 in all areas) Pearson: 51 (51 in all subscores) BrunELT: 60% (min 55% in all areas)

Months of entry


Course content

The course aims to provide you with specialist theoretical and practical knowledge and experience of cellular, molecular biology and genetics, and their application to the study of a variety of human diseases.

The programme will focus on developing research skills and is designed to enable you to develop the ability to become an independent and creative scientist.


Through our enthusiastic, innovative and research-driven approach, the teaching on this course reflects the fast changing nature of biomedical research – with specific emphasis to human genome and molecular medicine.

Special Features

  • Through an enthusiastic, innovative and research-driven approach, our teaching will reflect the fast changing nature of the biomedical research (with specific emphasis to human genome, molecular medicine and cancer research).
  • Brunel University London is research led and students attending either course will have the opportunity to conduct a 9-month research dissertation as a part of the MSc course.
  • Students will be given a choice of research topics and will be normally associated with one of the research centres within Biosciences.

Typical Modules (all compulsory)

Research Planning (15 credits). Clinical Cytogenetics (15 credits). Genomic Technologies (15 credits). Genomic and Molecular Medicine (30 credits). Molecular Mechanisms of Human Disease (30 credits). Research Dissertation (75 credits)

Information for international students

Brunel University welcomes applications from international students. Comprehensive advice and information is available for overseas applicants on our website. www.brunel.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,350 full-time; £4,175 part-time
International students
£17,200 full-time; £8,600 part-time

Postgraduate Loans: From 1 August 2016, students who live in England will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan in academic year 2016/17 of up to £10,000. Find out more

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work5
Dissertation45 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Dr Uday Kishore
+44 (0)1895 266362