This programme concentrates on understanding the molecular principles underlying the biology of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts. In particular we study gene expression and regulation, gene transfer, genome structure, epidemiology, cell communication, and pathogenicity and virulence factors.
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