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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Molecular Biology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Molecular biology is increasingly important for professionals in health and related areas such as pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology. Our distance learning MSc focuses on the way advanced molecular technologies inform clinical practice.

The study of biology at a molecular level is leading to advances in the treatment of many diseases. This course is designed for health professionals who want to understand its impact on biomedicine and related subjects. It will also be of interest to those working in other areas of biology where molecular biology has applications.

The course will enable you to study areas of molecular biology of particular interest or relevance to your employment. It includes a workplace project which you can tailor to be highly relevant to your current work and interests.

The course is designed to be flexible, with the majority being delivered online, plus two practical weeks in our laboratories, where you can put your learning into practice. You can choose to study full-time or part-time, and we offer September or February start dates.

The theory is delivered using our online Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment. You’ll interact with other students on the course through online discussion groups and receive excellent support from your tutors.

Full-time students usually complete the MSc in around 15 months.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Molecular Biology.

Careers

The course is designed to aid your career advancement in any field where molecular biology is relevant. Or you may be looking to change or re-focus your career in this direction.

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Assessment

Module assessment is mainly through course work, plus two online exams.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 14 months | SEP

Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

14 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

The fundamental principles of molecular biology are studied. This includes: the structure and function of DNA, RNA, genes and genomes: replication, processing and modifications that occur: and the mechanisms of regulation and control.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£7,620

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£7,620

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You’ll normally need a minimum 2:2 honours degree or international equivalent in a relevant subject. However, accredited professional qualifications or vocational experience can be considered, and we strongly encourage anyone interested in the course to get in touch.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more

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