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Protein Crystallography Postgraduate Certificate

Protein Crystallography Postgraduate Certificate

Key information
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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Crystallography

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This postgraduate course is an excellent introduction to protein crystallography. It is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in this exciting and rapidly expanding field, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, or for those who would like to expand and update their existing scientific knowledge.

Up-to-date descriptions of the background, methods and techniques of protein crystallography are explained, and the programme gives the biologically orientated scientist a mainly non-mathematical insight into how protein crystal structures are determined and how results should be judged.

You will learn:

  • the fundamentals of protein structure
  • x-ray diffraction and symmetry
  • how to determine structures using protein crystallography
  • how to judge the quality of co-ordinates.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go on to careers in research, science writing, teaching, and academia. Possible professions include higher education lecturer, research scientist, or science writer. This degree can also be useful in various roles within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in becoming a secondary school teacher.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

1 year

Start date

OCT-20

Modules

Protein crystallography is a particularly useful tool for determining the 3D structures of highly homogeneous proteins and macromolecular complexes. It is also well suited for the dissection of protein-ligand assemblies at high resolution. This module describes the process by which these end-points are achieved, comprehensively covering how proteins are crystallised and the techniques used to determine their structures and once obtained, how these structures are refined and validated.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,260

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£5,240

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree in science, computing or mathematics, or equivalent qualification, or relevant work experience.

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

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