MSc Molecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease
Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Science
We lead international research in stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and the molecular and cellular basis of disease.
About the course
Course description 2017
This course blends theory and practice to help you develop the skills required for a career in molecular and cellular biology. Our teaching focuses on integrated mammalian biology and animal models of human disease, drawing on our pioneering biomedical research.
- Literature Review
- Practical Research Project
- Analysis of Current Science
- Ethics and Public Understanding
Examples of optional modules
- Integrated Mammalian Biology
- Practical Cell Biology
- Practical Developmental Genetics
- Cancer Biology
- Modelling Human Diseases
- Epithelia in Health and Disease
Teaching and assessment
There are lectures, practical classes, tutorials and seminars. In small group teaching classes you’ll discuss, debate and present on scientific and ethical topics. Laboratory placements within the department provide you with one-to-one attention, training and support to do your individual research project. Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments, debates, poster presentations and a dissertation.
Our teaching covers ethics, practical scientific skills and an overview of the current literature. You’ll also develop useful career skills such as presentation, communication and time management.
1 year full-time
You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or TOEFL iBT overall grade of 95 with 24 in reading and writing, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process.
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.