Research course

Structural and Molecular Biology

UCL - University College London · Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology

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Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, cell biology, chemical biology, molecular biology, physics, chemistry or similar subjects from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

Months of entry


Course content

The Department of Structural and Molecular Biology provides a leading-edge research environment, superb access to technical resources, and world-recognised research expertise in areas such as bacterial secretion, aging, signal transduction, protein folding, drug metabolism and cellular protein trafficking.. We use state-of-the-art facilities in X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, cryo-electron microscopy, imaging, biophysical and biochemical analysis, molecular and cell biology.

The majority of research projects undertaken by our postgraduate students have a strong multi-disciplinary component. However, research activities within the department could be broadly grouped into the following research areas:

  • bioinformatics
  • molecular cell biology and metabolism
  • molecular microbiology
  • structural biology and molecular biophysics.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MPhil/PhD
    full time
    36 months
      part time
      60 months

      Course contact details

      Ms Manu Davies
      +44 (0)20 3549 5460