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.
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.
How will I study? You’ll take a variety of formal taught research and study skills, laboratory-based and seminar modules across the autumn and spring terms.
The core of the course is the research project, which begins in the spring term and continues into summer.
You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods including: -Examinations -Problem sets -Essays -A dissertation -Oral presentation of your work
Scholarships Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.
Chancellor's International Scholarship (2017) -25 scholarships of a 50% tuition fee waiver -Application deadline: 1 May 2017
Geoff Lockwood Scholarship (2017) -1 scholarship for Postgraduate (taught) of £3,000 fee waive -Application deadline: 24 July 2017
HESPAL Scholarship (Higher Education Scholarships Scheme for the Palestinian Territories) (2017) -Two full fee waivers in conjuction with maintenance support from the British Council -Application deadline: 1 January 2017
USA Friends Scholarships (2017) -A scholarship of an amount equivalent to $10,000 for nationals or residents of the USA on a one year taught Masters degree course. -Application deadline: 3 April 2017
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.