• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The Biological Sciences - Cell and Molecular Biology programme offered by the University of Chester has been designed to enhance knowledge of recent advancements in cellular and molecular biology, as well as to develop subject-specific practical and analytical skills. In addition, you will gain experience of undertaking an extended period of research, which will aid your career progression as a molecular bioscientist.

Why study this course with us?

Our lecturers range from enthusiastic early career academics through to internationally acknowledged senior researchers. We are actively involved in undertaking innovative research projects using cutting-edge approaches, within the field of molecular and cellular life sciences. 

Programme Structure

Some current projects include:
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Protection against the ageing
  • Calcium signalling
  • Biochemistry and pharmacology of intracellular Ca2+ transporters
  • Stem cells
  • Tissue regeneration
  • Pathology of bone disease
  • Progression of kidney and bladder cancers
  • Novel drug delivery systems via nanoparticles and cell-penetrating peptides
  • Molecular basis of cancer development
  • Novel approaches to cancer therapies
  • Molecular immunology
  • Development of analytical approaches to detect biomarkers of disease

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree, ideally with a 2:1 honours or better, or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12792 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12796 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4332 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4327 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Part time per year:

  • EU/EEA -  £ 2163 
  • NON-EU/EAA -  £ 6398

Living costs for Chester

  • 660 - 1140 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The University of Chester offers generous international and merit-based scholarships for both undergraduate and postgraduate study, providing a significant reduction to the published headline tuition fees. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships when submitting an application and any award given will be shown on your offer letter.

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