Research course

Cell and Molecular Biomedicine

Open University · Department of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent) or an appropriate first degree and postgraduate qualification.

Months of entry


Course content

Our research focuses on the molecular and cellular processes underlying health, ageing and disease. We have a particular focus on diseases that have a significant impact on society. Our aim is to identify both novel therapeutic targets and innovative therapeutic agents for these conditions.

Key themes of our research include:

  • Anti-cancer therapies
  • Ageing
  • Appetite and reproductive physiology
  • Cardiovascular disorders, including those affecting the cerebrovascular network such as multiple sclerosis and stroke, and those affecting the heart such as cardiac arrhythmias
  • Cell signaling and systems biology
  • Inflammation and immunity
  • Mechanisms underlying ageing at the organismal and cellular level
  • Molecular mechanisms of disease

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil
    full time
    15 months
      part time
      24 months
      • PhD
        full time
        36 months
          part time
          72 months

          Course contact details

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