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MSc Molecular Medicine


Course Description

The course aims to provide you with specialist theoretical and practical knowledge and experience of cellular, molecular biology and genetics, and their application to the study of a variety of human diseases. The course will focus on developing research skills and is designed to enable you to develop the ability to become an independent and creative scientist.
Aims

The MSc Molecular Medicine course aims to provide you with specialist theoretical and practical knowledge and experience of cellular, molecular biology and genetics, and their application to the study of a variety of human diseases. The course will focus on developing research skills and is designed to enable you to develop the ability to become an independent and creative scientist.

Through our enthusiastic, innovative and research-driven approach, the teaching on this course reflects the fast changing nature of biomedical research – with specific emphasis to human genome and molecular medicine.

Special Features

Through an enthusiastic, innovative and research-driven approach, our teaching will reflect the fast changing nature of the biomedical research (with specific emphasis to human genome, molecular medicine and cancer research).

Brunel University London is research led and students attending either course will have the opportunity to conduct a 9-month research dissertation as a part of the MSc course.

Students will be given a choice of research topics and will be normally associated with one of the research centres within Biosciences.

If in full time employment, and attending the course in a part time mode, it may be possible to conduct the research dissertation at the workplace

Visit the MSc Molecular Medicine page on the Brunel University London website for more details!

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(Student Profile)

Sue Wagland

1942.jpg I chose Brunel for pragmatic reasons: It offered a part-time Masters course in Molecular Medicine and it is within easy travelling distance of my home. Only later did I discover it has a good reputation in Biosciences. I was apprehensive about attending as a mature student but the Admissions Tutor was very encouraging on the phone and in the event I was not the only older person on the course. In the first few months I worked at home when I wasn’t attending lectures and practicals, but when the dissertation project began I spent most of my time in the laboratory.

All the lecturers have been enthusiastic and helpful, which has made fitting in to university life easier. I’ve also liked working with other Masters students and undergraduates. I’ve enjoyed practical sessions and lectures, although I will never relish exams, and I have learned a lot from the dissertation project as I had almost no laboratory experience beforehand. The course requires that we use published papers rather than relying on textbooks, so I’ve been introduced to a whole new world of scientific literature, accessible online via the Brunel library. The subject matter is extremely interesting and I’m pleased to think that my little piece of research may contribute one day to the war on cancer.

I chose to do a Masters to become qualified either for work in the pharmaceutical industry or for further study, but the course, and particularly the project, have suited me so well, that I have enrolled as a PhD student at Brunel.


(Scholarship)

Brunel launches scholarship scheme for first class graduates - No. of awards TBC

Brunel University is offering scholarships covering 15 percent of tuition fees to holders of first class degrees from any UK university who choose to pursue postgraduate studies at Brunel.The scholarships are available to any student who has an unconditional offer to study a taught Master's course, including full-time, part-time or distance learning courses, starting in September 2013.The offer extends to those who earned their first degrees at UK university institutions overseas. For these students, the scholarships could be worth up to £2,250 a year.In addition, graduates who earned first degrees at Brunel are now being offered a 15 percent discount off the tuition fee for any taught postgraduate course, up from 10 percent. This discount is available to Brunel graduates who are paying all their fees themselves.Professor Julia Buckingham, Brunel’s Vice-Chancellor, said: “It is important that we do what we can to encourage high quality students to take their studies to the next level. These scholarships and discounts will help to remove any fears they may have about the cost of a Master's degree.”

Value of Scholarship(s)

offering scholarships covering 15 percent off fees to holders of first

Eligibility

Available to high calibre PG students and our alumni who wish to undertake further PG study. It is available to both Home/ EU and International students.We offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.
Whilst Brunel has always offered a reduction in PG fees for Brunel alumni we intend to further incentivise Brunel students to take up postgraduate education by increasing the discount to 15%.
These two discounts are not exclusive and therefore a Brunel alumnus who has a first class undergraduate degree can receive both.

Application Procedure

Scholarships are open to all students with first class honours degrees from a UK university, who have an unconditional offer to study a taught Master's programme at Brunel University (including MBA, MRes and CPE/Graduate Diploma in Law) and who are not being funded either partly or in full by the National Health Service, or the Teacher Development Agency.

For further details, please contact the Brunel University Press Office:
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Further Information

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg/funding/scholarships-bursaries


(Scholarship)

Postgraduate Academic Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

In order to attract high calibre students and encourage them to undertake postgraduate study we intend to offer a discount of 15% off the fees for anyone who has obtained a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Discount of 15% off the fees

Eligibility

Those entering a Brunel postgraduate taught course with a first class undergraduate degree from a UK University, either in the UK or abroad.

Application Procedure

Automatic - part of the Brunel postgraduate taught application process

Further Information

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/courses/pg/funding/scholarships-bursaries



Entry Requirements

A recent UK first or second class Honours degree in the field of Biosciences. Other qualifications including equivalent internationally recognised qualification or relevant experience from health professionals (eg doctors; nurses; MLSOs) will be assessed on an individual basis and a request for completion of an online biological test in molecular and cell biology may be required.

Course Fees

UK/EU students: £8,000 full-time; £4,000 part-time. International students: £16,500 full-time; £8,250 part-time


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