Research course

Structural, Computational and Chemical 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

This unique programme offers opportunities to study at UCL, Birkbeck College and the Francis Crick Institute. Students are exposed to a wide range of training in protein structure, chemical biology and the computational tools necessary to address important problems in biomedicine.

It is difficult to envisage modern research in molecular and cellular biology, and in microbiology, without strong computational, structural, and chemical biology components. In the era of ever expanding biological complexity, computational biology is crucial in making sense of the data. Similarly, structural biology and biophysics provide essential insights into the molecular mechanisms presiding over biological processes. In turn, the chemical information provided by 3-dimensional structures can be exploited in the design of small molecule reagents which are valuable cell and molecular biology tools.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    48 months

    Course contact details

    Ms Manu Davies
    +44 (0)20 3549 5460