Taught course

Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology

University of Sussex · Biology and Environmental Science

Entry requirements

A first- or second-class undergraduate honours degree in a relevant science, computing or mathematics subject.

Months of entry


Course content

Most biological disciplines rely on analyses at the molecular level and the use of molecular biology to manipulate genes and proteins.

This MSc provides detailed training in current approaches to molecular biology and functional genomics. A large part of the course is devoted to an individual research project undertaken in a research-active lab.


You are assessed by a variety of methods including examinations, a dissertation and oral presentation of your work.

Course Structure

We continue to develop and update our modules for 2016 entry to ensure you have the best student experience. In addition to the course structure below, you may find it helpful to refer to the Modules tab.

We offer formal taught research and study skills training to all our postgraduates.

You take six core MSc modules including a research project, together with a choice of two options.

Autumn and spring terms: Advanced Methods in Molecular Research • Practical Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology • Skills for Research Bioscientists • Topics in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology. Additionally you choose two modules from a list of options including Genome Stability, Genetic Diseases and Cancer • Genomics • Molecular Genetics • Post-Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression • Protein Form and Function • Regulating the Transcriptome. You also start your research project.

Summer term: you continue your research project.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Sussex aims to attract the most talented students to postgraduate study and offers one of the most generous scholarship programmes of any UK university. For full details of our scholarships please visit:www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2016/

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Services
+44 (0)1273 678057