M.Sc. On Campus

Molecular Bioscience

University of Northampton

12 months
14000 GBP/year
7470 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Molecular Bioscience programme at the University of Northampton has two distinct and separate pathways of study allowing you to focus on Molecular Medicine or Genetics and Genomic, based on your interests and passion.


You can elect to take study topics in your chosen area of interest and it allows you to design your Master’s degree to meet your career aspirations.

Whether you wish to follow an applied career in bioscience or go on to further study at PhD level this Programme gives you the skills, qualification and insight to follow your dreams. Students study six modules over one year full time, or two years if studying part time.  

Course details

The Molecular Bioscience programme at the University of Northampton supports you to develop your knowledge and understanding of key aspects of your chosen pathway and is aimed at individuals that have a prior knowledge of, or keen interest in, Molecular Bioscience or Genetics and Genomic. Areas of focus in Molecular Medicine include immunological cancers, the pathology of neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disease and the role of bioenergetics in health and disease. Our Genetics and Genomic pathway is also very diverse, with current research at Northampton in antimicrobial resistance, the genetics of neurological disease and the impact of changes in the human host on the genetic regulation of infectious bacteria.

You will follow subject specific and Research Methods modules and undertake a research project in your area of interest that gives an individual focus, whilst also integrating you into our Faculty’s Molecular Biosciences Research Group. You will study Current Issues in  Molecular Bioscience which allows you to study relevant and cutting-edge topics working independently with the support of tutor supervisors.

The Dissemination module supports you to develop your communication skills and disseminate your research findings in the form of conference presentations, submission to peer reviewed journals, or to a wider audience.

To improve your employability, apply your skills and build your social capital you will also complete 240 hours of Applied Practice in a stimulating and well-structured placement.  You could apply your skills to either industrial, academic, clinical or educational aspects of Molecular Bioscience and gain valuable real-world work experience.


  • Subject specific modules tailored to the individual pathways allow you to design your Master’s degree to meet your career aspirations.
  • Well-equipped Biomedical Science laboratories used for learning and research.
  • Apply and develop your skills in a practical, real-world setting.
  • 240 hours of Work placements.
  • Motivated and research active Tutors.
  • Brand New Campus and Facilities at our £330 million Waterside Campus.
  • An opportunity for you to write up your research and present your study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Molecular Medicine includes the role of stem cells and gene therapy in health and disease, the biological basis of cancer, and the development of molecular-based therapies.
  • The Genetics and Genomic pathway focuses on antimicrobial resistance, the genetics of neurological disease and the impact of human host genetic variation on the regulation of infection.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need to have a minimum 2.2 class honours degree from a UK university or international equivalent in the chosen pathway in order to be eligible to apply for this course.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    7470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7470 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • UK Part Time: £830 per 20 credit module

Living costs for Northampton

796 - 1510 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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