Overview Advances in molecular biology have enabled major developments in biotechnology which in turn has lead to huge advances in medicine, molecular biology and industry. Students choosing this MSc degree will enjoy a comprehensive course that covers the key aspects of practical and theoretical medically-related molecular biology, developing advanced skills in this area.
Description The course is composed of a modular 120-credit taught component and a 60-credit research project and dissertation. The taught component covers a broad range of medical molecular topics and techniques and includes thorough laboratory training. The course is run in conjuncture with our School of Medicine to ensure that students gain a broad view of modern molecular biology and laboratory techniques.
Overseas Students A two-year course aimed at students from non-European Union countries who come to the UK requiring pre-MSc level training in English language and basic pre-MSc molecular biology. The first year of this course will bring students up to a level where they will be capable of studying for a full MSc degree and it will develop English language skills to the minimum level required for MSc level learning. Year one will be run in conjunction with ELCOS (English Language Courses for Overseas Students). Students can obtain the minimal English certification for MSc entry.
Module list (1st year of English-life sciences modules) The English language content and life sciences teaching are integrated to enable students to undertake MSc level life-sciences modules through the medium of English
Life-sciences for none native English speakers - 50 credits Academic Writing & Grammar Speaking & Listening Ad.Vocabulary Use & Reading Near Native English 1 Near Native English 2
Modules list: (for first year of 1 year course and 2nd year of 2 year course)
Semester 1 Molecular and Medical Techniques Techniques of molecular biology and biotechnology Medical microbes viruses and parasites Development, cancer and the human body Genomes and Genetics IT skills for medical and molecular research
Semester2 Project preparation course Medical Biotechnology Cellular causes of disease Biomarkers in autoimmunity
Summer term Research Project (Experimental research into a medical/molecular or genetics research topic)
Aims and Objectives * Provide an excellent grounding in laboratory techniques and a critical approach to research planning and implementation. * Develop understanding of molecular biology and the molecular basis of disease. * Develop transferable skills, including their ability to work as a member of a team, and communicate in scientific writing and speech. * Provide the opportunity for students to gain and enhance skills required by research organisations and biotechnology companies. *Provide the ability to attain a level required to carry out research for a higher degree (PhD) in medical molecular and related areas.