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Structural Molecular Biology MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Molecular Biology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This modular distance learning programme provides you with grounding in the structure of proteins, and the main techniques that are used to study protein structure. Structural biology allows you to understand how macromolecules work at the atomic level of detail. This is important, particularly in designing drugs that act at the molecular level to affect macromolecules. Increasingly, research uses a range of complementary biophysical and structural techniques to study protein-protein interactions. This requires that researchers have some understanding of what all these techniques can achieve. This programme is designed to give the theoretical background required to use this range of methods.

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework.

Graduates go on to careers in research, science writing, teaching and academia. The course is particularly suitable for staff already working in industry as graduates, to enlarge their theoretical background and to complement their practical experience. Possible professions include higher education lecturer, research scientist, or science writer. This degree can also be useful in becoming a secondary school teacher or physical scientist.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 2 years | OCT-19

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT-19

Modules

Dissertation (30 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£4,725

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,600

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements: Students need a degree in science, computing or mathematics, or equivalent qualification, or relevant work experience. Standard postgraduate entry requirement is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university, or an equivalent international qualification. We will review every postgraduate application to Birkbeck on its individual merits and their professional qualifications and/or relevant work experience will be taken into consideration positively. We actively support and encourage applications from mature learners. Our standard postgraduate entry requirement for international students is a second-class honours degree (2:2 or above) from a UK university or an equivalent international qualification.

Department profile

Biology and Molecular Sciences at London’s evening university Join the Department of Biological Sciences at Birkbeck and be part of our ground-breaking and world-leading research. With access to internationally-recognised teachers and state-of-the-art equipment, you can achieve a prestigious University of London qualification while developing your career in science. Some of the country’s most distinguished scientists have worked at...more

University information

With a history that dates back 200 years, Birkbeck, University of London is unique in that it delivers its near-300 postgraduate courses in the evenings, enabling students to work or focus on other commitments during the day. Courses can be studied full-time or part-time and some can be studied through distance learning. Birkbeck is one of the world’s leading research universities and provides its 700 postgraduate research student with a...more