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Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics MSc

Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics MSc

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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Molecular Biology Genetics Medical Specialisations: F-O

Course type


Course Summary

The course is a full-time program consisting of three semesters. Semesters one and two comprise a range of lecture, seminar, practical and research techniques modules covering key cutting edge topics of modern medical molecular biology and genetics. The summer semester consists of a laboratory based research project and dissertation. Research projects are available in a number of areas, linked with the research interests of the members of NWCR Institute and School of Medical Sciences. Students choosing to study the Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics MSc will enjoy a highly integrated postgraduate course, which combines modern in-depth molecular biology and genetics knowledge and theories, with extensive hands-on practical experience in their application in the medical laboratory.

Successful graduates from the Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics MSc will have developed subject-specific theoretical knowledge, practical laboratory experience and a set of transferable skills required to independently adapt and optimize scientific methodologies, critically interpret and evaluate self-generated and published scientific literature and data and undertake a predominantly self-reliant approach to laboratory based work, study and research. These skill sets will greatly facilitate progression onto PhD level studies in medical molecular research or employment in molecular diagnostics/medical sciences industries.


This lecture series is designed to give the student an in depth understanding of stem cells, their uses in regenerative therapies and how stem cells can be the initiating cells in diseases such as cancer. The course will start with a general introduction to stem cell biology and will cover definition, characterisation and signalling pathways involved in maintenance of stem cells. The use of stem cells in regenerative therapies will then be covered, along with the generation of the alternative induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) for use in patient specific therapies and for the study of disease. Finally the course will focus on stem cells as the initiating cells of cancer and will consider the adverse effects of possible genomic instabilities, associated with long term culture of human stem cells, on regenerative therapies and disease.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants need to have a qualification equivalent to a UK 2.2 BSc degree in a relevant subject area; e.g. molecular biology, biology, biochemistry, medical sciences or biomedical sciences. Applications also considered with evidence of relevant work experience and possession of other suitable professional or academic qualifications.

University information

Located in North Wales, between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University offers postgraduate degrees within three colleges: Arts, Humanities and Business Environmental Sciences and Engineering Human Sciences Known for its research work, Bangor is renowned in particular for its research into industries like accounting, electronic engineering, sports science and psychology. In fact, the last Research Excellence Framework (REF,...more