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Full time September MRes 18 months full time

About the course

The MRes Molecular Bioscience programme provides a thorough understanding of the key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level.

The programme combines biotechnology-related topics such as molecular biology, protein biochemistry and drug discovery, with modules on post-genomic biology and bioinformatics.

With a major focus on project management and advanced research skills, the programme offers you the chance to undertake an in-depth research project and specialised dissertation. Your studies will guided by a customised learning plan, taking into account your background, interests and career aspirations.

The Department of Biological Sciences has internationally respected investigators and excellent teaching and laboratory infrastructure. 

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Entry Requirements

UK: An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a life science-related discipline.

China: 211 Project; Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above; Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution.

Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

North America: 3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme.

Course Content

Where is Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University


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Guiyi Li

2369.jpg My parents and I had heard about this school from our friends even before I graduated from my senior high. We thought that though this university is quite young, the teachers there are experienced. Also, the British teaching and learning style is quite different from what we had experienced in our high school, which can encourage students to study by their own instead of relying on others. Therefore, we believed that it’s a great opportunity to improve my ability in this international university located in China.
I began to be interested in biology since I was very young, which was the first reason that made me choose this major. Then my seniors told me that our teachers in the Department of Biological Sciences are all experienced and friendly who are willing to help students with their problems. Additionally, both teaching and research lab in our department are well-equiped, and we have opportunity to get access to the professional research in our Y3 and Y4.
I think, the first thing that makes our school different is its British teaching and learning style in which students are willing to study, not forced to study. In this style, lecturers are more like advisors instead of arranging everything well for students. Secondly, students in our school are treated as young adults but not children, so we have many chances to take initiative and the faculty does its best to support us. Thirdly, our lecturers and tutors are like our friends who can help us with our problems no matter in study or life. On campus there are many clubs you can join to spend your free time like Orchestra and Harmony club and it was a great opportunity for me to learn new things and make friends!
One highlight of my life in XJTLU is that I really learned a lot in my academic life. Our university provided many opportunities to get us involved in professional research such as SURF and FYP. All the skills I learned from these projects will be really helpful for my future study."
Guiyi Li, Alumni, Biological Sciences

Bingyu Li

2856.jpg “Biological science is like a magic box full of amazing secrets to be discovered. It takes determination, top facilities and support from quality academic staff. It’s fascinating to learn advanced technologies and gain knowledge with international staff and researchers. This experience is the perfect step for my future career in this field.”



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