Taught course

Cell Biology

The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in:

  • biological sciences
  • medical sciences

With sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Cell Biology course will enable you to consider the most exciting current problems in the field under the guidance of leading experts in cell biology.

You will learn through an interactive approach involving seminars, workshops and small group tutorials rather than traditional lectures. As this is a research-focused master's course, you will also undertake your own research project in the labs of leading researchers.

You will gain research experience and professional skills, perhaps in a different area to your first degree, before deciding on a future career in industry or academic research. This will allow you to make an informed choice about the research area you want to go into.

You choose the laboratory placement from a list provided by your programme director, which will cover a wide range of areas thanks to the large number of cell biology researchers at Manchester. These projects aim to gain new understanding of cell biology in the quest for treatments for major diseases, including cancer. Our course will give you a unique opportunity to study the mechanisms that define and regulate the function of cells and organisms.

You will learn the concepts and techniques used in cutting-edge research in cell biology and how knowledge of the field can be applied to various fields of research.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 543 4693