Molecular and Cellular Biology courses

These masters courses are designed to meet the growing demand for skilled, multi-disciplinary bioscientists, preparing you to lead innovations in academia, industry and healthcare in the future.

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Open days

An open day gives you the best opportunity to hear first-hand from our current students and staff about our courses.

You may also be able to pre-book a department visit as part of a campus tour.Open days and campus tours

Human and Molecular Genetics MSc

– with NHS placement opportunities

Building on emerging ideas of personalised medicine, this course is a great starting point for students considering a career in medical genetics, or molecular biology research. Students will get the chance to work in the Julia Garnham Centre, a new genomic pre-screening facility, which helps NHS geneticists to diagnose blood cancers.

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My MSc got me a place on the STP for Cancer Genomics at King’s College Hospital

Anthony Balogun Graduate role: Cancer Genomics STP, King's College Hospital

Anthony was inspired to study MSc Human and Molecular Genetics due to his interests in integrating technologies in detecting the causes of human diseases. He was able to use the skills from his MSc to be competent as a Genetic Technologist and has now secured a place on the Scientist Training Programme for a role in Cancer Genomics at King’s College Hospital in London.

Read more Human and Molecular Genetics MSc student stories

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology MSc

The biotechnological applications of molecular biology underpin major industries in the medical sector, agricultural sector, and much more. This degree gives bioscience graduates confidence and independence in their practical skills and knowledge relevant to careers in this field.

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After my MSc I secured a fully-funded PhD at the University of Melbourne, Australia

Chris Buckley Graduate role: PhD in Plant Molecular Biology, University of Melbourne, Australia

During his undergraduate Biology degree at Sheffield, Chris discovered that his passion lay in the field of molecular biology and biotechnology. Chris quickly made the transition to this new area thanks to a module dedicated to developing laboratory techniques during his MSc and following supervision from Professor Julie Gray, Chris will begin a PhD in molecular plant biology.

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International scholarships

We offer a generous package of financial support for international students, including undergraduate and postgraduate taught scholarships towards the annual tuition fee. Applications are open for existing offer holders.