This programme focuses on the study of the molecular and genetic basis of human health and disease, using biotechnological methods to advance our current research.
The wealth of genomic and proteomic data from the Human Genome Project has broadened our understanding of the biochemical and genetic basis of several diseases. In particular, this programme will cover the rapid developments in the field of cancer and metastasis, neurodegenerative conditions, microbial pathogenesis and immune evasion science.
The MSc programmes in Biology & Biochemistry are designed for students who wish to specialise further in a particular field or wish to change direction from their first degree (in a related area).
- Biology & Biochemistry ranked 2nd in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013 - 90% of our research judged to be internationally recognised, excellent or world-leading - Our current research funding portfolio stands at £14 million, supporting internationally excellent research in the biosciences
What will I learn?
The aim of each of our MSc programmes in Biology and Biochemistry is to provide professional-level training that will develop highly skilled bioscientists with strong theoretical, research and transferable skills, all of which are necessary to work at the forefront of modern biosciences.
Since graduating, our students have gone on to employment or further research at institutions in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.
Recent employers include:
Morvus-Technology Ltd Janssen-Cilag Royal United Hospital, Bath Ministry of Defence State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University AbCam Salisbury Foundation Trust Hospital BBSRC Lonza