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Molecular Medicine - MSc

University of Leeds    School of Medicine

Full time September MSc 1 year full time

About the course

Develop as a scientist or scientifically-literate clinician through an advanced understanding of the molecular basis of many diseases and their treatments.

Make an impact

You’ll study how to apply molecular approaches to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a range of cancers, chronic, autoimmune and genetic diseases. You’ll also carry out a research project in one of these areas within a research group at the forefront of the field. Project supervision is assured by outstanding academics and clinicians working on cutting-edge research.

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Entry Requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject (biological sciences or possibly natural sciences) or equivalent qualification.

This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. Read more at Intercalation.

 Course Content

Where is University of Leeds


Student Profile(s)

Jorge Luis Jimenez Macias

Tell us about the MSc Molecular Medicine – why did you choose this course?

The MSc Molecular Medicine exposed me to very interesting topics like stem cell biology, molecular oncology or immunology and their use in the medical field. The lectures really addressed how these fields are used in disease diagnostics, prognostics and treatments from a molecular perspective. Additionally, I had the opportunity to participate in a research project guided by scientists and clinicians in the field. This contributed greatly to both my theoretical knowledge and practical experience. This course was ideal for my professional interests.

Did you receive a scholarship to study here?

Yes, from the Mexican government. Because the University of Leeds is a Russel Group university, it has several funding opportunities in partnership with international institutions and governments.

What was the best part about the MSc Molecular Medicine?

To engage in a full research project with students, staff and group leaders from all around the world and from different backgrounds. They provided a diversity of stimulating ideas for my research project and professional career. The experience I had during the MSc was outstanding.

What are you doing now?

Right now I’m studying my PhD in oncogene-independent resistance in Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia here at the University of Leeds. My supervisor was my lecturer during the masters and that’s how I got to meet him and got to know the project.

Would you recommend the MSc Molecular Medicine?

I entirely recommend the course to anyone who wants to learn about the molecular basis of diseases. The course is also very effective at enhancing your communication, writing, teamwork and time management skills. All of these are particularly important to successfully complete the research project and write up and present results at the end. Those skills are also transferable skills that will be looked for in industry. Definitively this masters will be a great asset for your career development.

Lois Gardner

"The MSc in Molecular Medicine is the perfect progression from a BSc for those who wish to secure a PhD in a similar field. The taught modules are engaging and interesting with assessments including literature reviews, journal clubs, posters and presentations. The research projects are based in working research labs where students are exposed to both clinical and research scientists. Overall I would recommend the course to anyone who wishes to embark on a career in research."

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