M.Sc. On Campus

Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology

University of Sussex

12 months
22975 GBP/year
11275 GBP/year
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Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology degree offered at University of Sussex will train you to become an active and engaged researcher in this field.


You’ll spend a large part of your course researching real biological problems in a research-active laboratory. You’ll closely interact with your supervisor and become part of their research group. Our collaborative links with the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Neuroscience will give you opportunities to experience cutting-edge research projects across many areas of modern bioscience. Our state-of-the-art facilities include the Sussex Centre for Advanced Microscopy.


With a focus on learning and practicing laboratory skills, this MSc at University of Sussex is a perfect platform for a research career.

Many Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology graduates continue their studies as PhD students, often at Sussex, while others follow careers in the pharmaceutical industry and research institutes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Genetics
  • Regulating the Transcriptome
  • Skills for Research Bioscientists
  • Genome Stability, Genetic Diseases and Cancer
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Post Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression
  • Protein Form and Function

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.
  • Subject-specific requirements: Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as genetics, cell biology, biology, computing or mathematics. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22975 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22975 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11275 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Brighton

815 - 1383 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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