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Structural Molecular Biology Postgraduate Diploma

Structural Molecular Biology Postgraduate Diploma

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Full time | Birkbeck, University of London | 1 year | 02-OCT-23

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Molecular Biology

Course type


Course Summary


The MSc and PG Dip are taught through a combination of on-campus and online teaching with lots of opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience in our world-class research laboratories. We offer you:

an in-depth introduction to the field of molecular bioscience

knowledge of the core areas of structural biology needed to study biological molecules and more complex samples

an opportunity to gain understanding of molecular microbiology techniques

training in research skills, covering both a wide range of laboratory methods as well as statistics and data handling.

On the MSc, you will then be able to extend your skills and knowledge further with the completion of an independent experimental research project within one of our research groups.


Graduates can pursue career paths in research, science writing, teaching and academia. The course is also ideal for graduates already working in industry, to enlarge their theoretical background and complement their practical experience.

You will find structural molecular biology graduates continuing their study to PhD level or progressing in careers in areas such as:

research, testing, product development and quality assurance laboratories within universities and industry settings

the healthcare sector


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

A second-class honours degree (2:2) or above in science, computing or mathematics, or equivalent qualification, or relevant work experience.

University information

Birkbeck, University of London is a university which continues to change lives. In 2023 the institution marks its 200th anniversary. Established in 1823, Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, well known for being London’s premier evening university. Most classes take place in the evening, and this makes Birkbeck stand out from the crowd. Students have the freedom to use their daytimes however they like – a benefit that has...more

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