First or second class honours degree in a biological science or related subject awarded by a British university, or equivalent. Significant relevant experience may also be considered.
Months of entry
Course contentHosted by Genetics Department, awarded highest grade 5* in RAE for international research excellence.
Provides instruction in current concepts and techniques of molecular genetics applied in modern research. Offers practical experience of experimental techniques.
Suitable for graduates who want employment in molecular, biomedical or biotechnological research, or for entry to PhD programmes.
1/3 of MSc is taught elements centered on practical experiments to develop analytical and reasoning skills and learn planning and execution of investigations.
2/3 of MSc based on research project within an active research group. Broad range of topics involving molecular genetics and a variety of organisms.
Information for international students
English language requirements apply. If taking the IELTS test a minimum score of 6.5 is required. If taking the TOEFL test a minimum score of 600 is required for paper based test, or 250 for computer test or a score of 100 for Internet based test.
Fees and fundingInternational students can apply for one of the University's Open Scholarships worth £3000. These are awarded on the basis of academic merit.
Qualification and course duration
|Assessment||What kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)|
|Written/ formal examinations||11|
|Written coursework / continuous assessment||28|
|Dissertation||28 (15000 words)|
|Research performance in project work||33|
Course contact details
- Dr Fred Tata
- 0116 252 3428
- 0116 252 3378