Taught course

Developmental Biology

Institution
The University of Manchester · Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

  • biological sciences
  • medical sciences

With sufficient evidence of the relevant units taken. We may also consider exceptional applicants with a Lower Second who also have research experience or equivalent.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our research-focused MSc Developmental Biology course will give you extensive hands-on experience of conducting research into how fertilised eggs turn into complex multicellular organisms.

You will learn through an interactive approach involving seminars, workshops and small group tutorials rather than traditional lectures.

You will also undertake placements in the labs of leading researchers working on a range of model organisms and diverse areas of developmental biology.

Examples of developmental biology research at Manchester include:

  • Studies of gene expression and cell signalling in model organisms, such as Drosophila, Xenopus and mice, which are illuminating the mechanisms by which different cell types and tissues arise during development. Findings obtained from these studies serve as general principles relating to human development;
  • Exploring how misregulation of developmental mechanisms leads to human diseases, e.g. cancer, using various models;
  • Research into the mechanisms regulating stem cell maintenance and differentiation to harness the therapeutic potential of stem cells;
  • Looking at the healing process to improve wound repair and the longer-term regeneration of organs.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 5439