Taught course

Molecular Biology

Institution
Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Bioscience or Biological Chemistry. We would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, genetics, molecular immunology or molecular virology.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Molecular biology – the study of the basis of life, focuses on the structure and function of DNA, RNA and protein and their interactions with each other.

This knowledge has led us to understand molecules within viral, microbial and eukaryotic organisms and has been at the forefront of scientific discovery since the identification of the structure of DNA by Watson and Crick in the 1950’s. It is responsible for new and exciting techniques to detect and treat disease, produce drugs and vaccines, and uncover further the path of evolution.

This Master’s course responds to the demand for highly skilled scientists who can identify defects in cellular systems at the nucleic acid level and conduct genetic modification of organisms which allow a greater understanding of cellular function. Such insights and innovations are already responsible for the development of new diagnostic tests, novel products, therapeutic agents, detection of biomarkers, identification of faulty genes and subsequent correction of those defects.

Biology degrees have been provided at Coventry University for over 40 years and it is ranked within the top 40 universities in the UK for Biosciences in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Our multimillion pound, state-of-the-art Science and Health Building features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you can gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques.

See the facilities available in our brand new Science and Health Building.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Recruitment and Admissions Office
Email
ukpostgraduate@coventry.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 24 7765 4321