Taught course

Molecular Biosciences (Medical Biosciences)

Institution
University of Bath · Department of Biology and Biochemistry
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

You should have a first or strong second-class bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent.
To apply for this course, you should have an undergraduate degree in any biosciences, medical, biomedical-based subject, such as biosciences, medical, veterinary, biotechnology, life sciences, pharmacy or phamacology, technology or related disciplines.
We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Biosciences research has a huge impact on helping people live longer and healthier lives. With the World Economic Forum identifying healthcare as one of the top 10 Global Challenges for 2030, there is a growing demand for specialists in this field.

This course provides you with a broad understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems, with a focus on how medical biosciences can address some of the world's biggest challenges in human health and disease.

Course highlights

  • Study at a Top 10 University, on a course designed in consultation with clinical and industrial partners to give you the skills employers are looking for.
  • Develop extensive knowledge in your specialist area of medical biosciences, as well as a broad understanding of molecular biosciences.
  • Gain extensive research experience by carrying out two separate research projects.
  • Work in dedicated postgraduate labs to give you the laboratory exposure and specialist skills required by industry.
  • Work with leading researchers from both the Department of Biology & Biochemistry and our new Milner Centre for Evolution.
  • Further strengthen your employability with a project addressing the challenges of global environment sustainability, applying skills related to either entrepreneurship, teaching, media and communication, or public engagement.
  • Get support from your dedicated Personal Tutor who you can go to for academic and non-academic support.

Specialise in medical biosciences

By combining remarkable technological advances, with a deeper understanding of the human body, medical bioscience is enabling us to develop treatments that can save and improve people's lives. From creating artificial muscles to developing novel cancer treatments, the field is advancing rapidly. There are exciting developments in a multitude of areas including stem cell therapies, immunotherapies, neuroscience and developmental genetics.

  • Based within the Cell and Developmental Biology research group you’ll learn to apply cutting-edge methodologies, such as CrispR, to understanding the molecular and genetic basis of human disease.
  • You’ll work closely with researchers, whose work addresses important questions on how molecular, cellular, genetic and epigenetic processes underpin human development (such as stem cell technologies and regenerative medicine), human disease (such as cancer) and ageing (such as neurodegeneration).

Who is this course for?

This course is for you if you’ve graduated from any bioscience, medical, veterinary or related discipline and you’re interested in specialising in a career within the field of molecular microbiology.

We also offer the Molecular Biosciences course with specialisms in Microbiology, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology.

Fees and funding

UK students
11,700
International students
26,700

Find out about funding opportunities at the University of Bath.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
pgtadmissions@bath.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1225 385115