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Molecular and Cellular Biology

University of Birmingham

M.Res. On Campus
12 months
Duration
23580 GBP/year
6930 GBP/year
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About

This Molecular and Cellular Biology programme at University of Birmingham  is designed to provide professional training in the principles, analytical methods and interpretive skills that are necessary to explore biology systems at the cellular and molecular level. This will include training in a wide range of state-of-the-art techniques.

Overview

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.

Careers

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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
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Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23580 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23580 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    6930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6930 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

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