Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
University rank #147 (WUR) ,
Most biological disciplines rely on analyses at the molecular level and the use of molecular biology to manipulate genes and proteins. Our MSc will give you the training necessary to become an active and engaged researcher in this field.

About

You’ll spend a large part of your course researching real biological problems in a research-active laboratory, relying on close interaction with your supervisor and becoming part of their research group.

You’ll benefit from our state-of-the-art facilities, including the Sussex Centre for Advanced Microscopy.

Key facts

  • We were ranked 8th in the UK for research output in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
  • Sussex belongs to the Barts and Brighton Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, driving the development of new anticancer treatments across the UK.
  • Our collaborative links with the MRC Genome Damage and Stability Centre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Neuroscience offer exciting opportunities for you to experience cutting-edge research projects across many areas of modern bioscience.

Careers

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

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

Programme Structure

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

  • Advanced Methods in Molecular Research
  • Life Sciences Master of Science Research Project
  • Life Sciences Masters Research Proposal
  • Practical Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Skills for Research Bioscientists
  • Topics in Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

  • Genome Stability, Genetic Diseases and Cancer
  • Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Genes and Biochemistry
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Post Transcriptional Control of Gene Expression
  • Protein Form and Function
  • Regulating the Transcriptome

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    176

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

A lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above in a relevant science (such as genetics, cell biology, biology), computing or mathematics subject.


Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18750 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Brighton

  • 815 - 1390 GBP/month
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