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 programme aims to provide training in the practical aspects that underlie research science in this field. To achieve this aim the course contains a very high level of hands-on research, as it is our view there is no better training than lab experience.
Two-thirds of the programme is taken up by two approximately 18-week research projects, which are undertaken in different laboratories and with different supervisors. A very wide range of research topics falling within the scope of molecular and cellular biology is available within the School; this range extends from structural biology at one extreme to multicellular systems at the other.
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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- Direct Research Experience
- Research Techniques in Molecular Biotechnology
- 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
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesBiology Molecular Sciences Genetics View 48 other Masters in Genetics in United Kingdom
- 2:1 or higher Honours degree in Biochemistry, Biology, or other life sciences
- 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.
International22500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 22500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA6750 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 6750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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