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  Molecular and Cellular Biology - MRes


University of Birmingham    School of Biosciences

Full time September MRes 1 year full time
Biological Sciences (4)

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Unleash your potential with the Molecular and Cellular Biology MRes programme at the School of Biosciences. This intensive one-year course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to delve into the intricate world of cellular and molecular biology. The programme boasts a hands-on research project spanning nine months, providing a taste of a PhD journey in a shorter time frame. With a focus on modern research techniques and scientific communication, you will master the art of securing funding and presenting your findings effectively. The diverse range of research topics, from genetics to systems biology, ensures a broad learning experience. The programme's unique feature lies in its ability to fast-track you into a PhD programme, enhancing your employability and adaptability in the competitive scientific landscape. If you hold a first- or upper second-class Honours degree in a relevant field, seize this opportunity to kickstart your research career in molecular and cellular biology.

About the course

Our Molecular and Cellular Biology MRes is designed to provide professional training in the principles, analytical methods and interpretive skills that are necessary to explore biology systems at the cellular and molecular level. This will include training in a wide range of state-of-the-art techniques.

This masters programme is designed to prepare you for a career in research in molecular and cellular biology and its applications.

It comprises a year of intensive training and research experience leading to the award of an MRes degree which will give you a ‘flying start’ to a subsequent PhD programme, if this is your chosen career path.

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Entry Requirements

A first- or upper second-class Honours degree. We would particularly welcome applications from those with a background in the physical sciences, as well as those with degrees in Biochemistry, Biology or other life sciences.


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Student Profile

Appy Bhattacharya

Appy pursued a one-year combined research-and-taught Masters in Molecular and Cellular Biology at the University of Birmingham. She did her undergraduate studies in the United States and worked there for two years before heading to England.

Appy is a postgraduate mentor, you can contact her online with questions or read further about her experience at the University of Birmingham on her mentor page: http://www.pg.bham.ac.uk/mentor/appy-bhattacharya/

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