Taught course

Molecular Biology for Health Professionals

Staffordshire University · School of Sciences

Entry requirements

Accredited professional qualifications or vocational experience in relevant areas (e.g. health sciences, the health professions, biomedical and biological science). Minimum 2:2 degree in an appropriate subject or international equivalent.

MSc Molecular Biology;PgDip Molecular Biology for Health Professionals;PgC Molecular Basis of Disease.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for professionals in health and related areas, such as pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, who wish to acquire knowledge and understanding of molecular biology and its impact on biomedicine and related disciplines.

The course introduces you to recent advances made in the study of disease, with the emphasis on how advanced molecular technologies inform and impact upon clinical practice.

The theory is delivered using the online Blackboard virtual learning environment that provides the flexibility of studying at your own pace and from any location in the world. You will interact with other students on the course through online discussion groups and receive excellent support from your tutors who are only an email or phone call away.

Workshops at our Stoke-on-Trent campus enable you to put your learning into practice by applying molecular techniques to diagnostic and analytical practice in our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.

The full programme incorporates the PgC Molecular Basis of Disease and PgD Molecular Biology for Health Professionals, the Diploma and Certificate together should take a year full-time, as qualifications in their own right or as points on the way to achieving the MSc. Undertaking the full-time distance learning route to the MSc should take around 18 months..

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100
Dissertation (20000 words)

Course contact details

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