Taught course

Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology

Institution
University of Sussex · Biology and Environmental Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

September

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.

Assessment

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

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/4231/33347#qualifications

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/4231/33347#fees
International students
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/2016/taught/4231/33347#fees

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

MSc

full time
12 months

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation40

Course contact details

Name
Student Recruitment Services
Email
lifesci@sussex.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1273 678057