Advanced Biochemistry (MSc) has a special focus on how cells work at molecular level. Together with the related field of molecular biology, biochemistry provides important advances in understanding the molecular basis of life, and how alteration or disruption of these molecular pathways leads to disease processes.
What you’ll study
This course will provide you with comprehensive postgraduate life sciences training. You'll receive dedicated training in a broad range of practical laboratory skills. This is complemented by classes that develop your transferable skills in: -Statistics -Presentations -Career development -Ethics -Science writing skills -Your ability to design experiments and analyse sophisticated datasets
Our taught classes capture the excitement of cutting-edge research fields. You'll be taught by active researchers or practising clinical professionals.
You'll have two semesters of postgraduate laboratories. You'll attend short optional classes in: -In Vivo biology -Drug discovery -Haematology
You'll also choose two classes from the following: -Biochemistry -Clinical biochemistry -Applied biochemistry
Finally, you'll undertake a summer project in an active research laboratory.
This course is the perfect route to future training at PhD level. It also gives you a range of skills and experience that employers from industry or in health care are looking for.
Compulsory classes -Generic Skills for Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Students -Entrepreneurship -Postgraduate Studies in Biochemistry -Advanced Topics in Biomedical Research -Statistics -Research project
Elective classes -In Vivo Biology -Drug Discovery -Postgraduate Studies in Haematology -Postgraduate Studies in Clinical Biochemistry -Postgraduate Studies in Applied Biochemistry
The course is delivered through lectures, tutorials and hands-on practical sessions.
If you successfully complete the required taught classes you can undertake a laboratory project for the MSc.
Assessment of taught classes is through multiple choice tests, computer quizzes, problem-solving scenarios, poster and oral presentations, essays, and formal written exams.
The laboratory project is assessed through a written thesis.