This Molecular and Cellular Biology programme at University of Birmingham is designed to prepare you for a career in research in molecular and cellular biology and its applications. It comprises a year of intensive training and research experience leading to the award of an MRes degree which will give you a ‘flying start’ to a subsequent PhD programme, if this is your chosen career path.
The School of Biosciences has an international reputation as a centre of excellence in the areas covered by this MRes degree.
This programme is designed to prepare students for a career in research in molecular and cellular biology and its applications. It comprises a year of intensive training and research experience leading to the award of an MRes degree. Applicants for the MRes programme should be of high calibre with first or 2.1 degrees.
Applications will be welcome from students with a background in Physics and Chemistry, as well as from those with a degree in Biochemistry, Biology or other Life Sciences.
Graduates of the Molecular and Cellular Biology MRes typically proceed to PhDs in a variety of institutes in the UK and abroad, although a few have become lab technicians in academic research groups. Since the MRes involves working in two different research groups, this allows our students to get experience with a broad range of laboratory techniques. These practical skills together with the critical thinking developed in the lab and via the taught modules gives our graduates a strong CV for PhD applications.
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- Mammalian Cell Culture
- Drug Screening
- Reporter Gene Technology
- Protein Expression and Purification
- Cell Manipulation, Transfection and Micro-Injection. CRISPR
- Microscopy and Cell Sorting and Fluorescence techniques
- X-Ray Crystallography for determining protein structure
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesBiology Molecular Sciences Genetics View 380 other Masters in Biology in United Kingdom
- A first- or upper second-class Honours degree. We would particularly welcome applications from those with a background in the physical sciences, as well as those with degrees in Biochemistry, Biology or other life sciences.
International23580 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 23580 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
National6930 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6930 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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