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Molecular and Cellular Biology MRes

Molecular and Cellular Biology MRes

Key information
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Qualification type

MRes - Master of Research

Subject areas

Cell Biology Molecular Biology

Course type

Research

Course Summary

This masters programme is designed to prepare you for a career in research in molecular and cellular biology and its applications. It comprises a year of intensive training and research experience leading to the award of an MRes degree which will give you a ‘flying start’ to a subsequent PhD programme, if this is your chosen career path.

This programme is designed to prepare you for a career in research in molecular and cellular biology and its applications. It comprises a year of intensive training and research experience leading to the award of an MRes degree which will give you a ‘flying start’ to a subsequent PhD programme, if this is your chosen career path. The programme aims to provide training in the practical aspects that underlie research science in this field. To achieve this aim the course contains a very high level of hands-on research, as it is our view there is no better training than lab experience.

Two-thirds of the programme is taken up by two approximately 18-week research projects, which are undertaken in different laboratories and with different supervisors. A very wide range of research topics falling within the scope of molecular and cellular biology is available within the School; this range extends from structural biology at one extreme to multicellular systems at the other.

Graduates of the Molecular and Cellular Biology MRes typically proceed to PhDs in a variety of institutes in the UK and abroad, although a few have become lab technicians in academic research groups. Since the MRes involves working in two different research groups, this allows our students to get experience with a broad range of laboratory techniques. These practical skills together with the critical thinking developed in the lab and via the taught modules gives our graduates a strong CV for PhD applications.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module will cover a wide range of modern techniques including: Mammalian Cell Culture; Drug Screening; Reporter Gene Technology; Protein Expression and Purification; Cell Manipulation, Transfection and Micro-Injection. CRISPR; Microscopy and Cell Sorting and Fluorescence techniques; X-Ray Crystallography for determining protein structure; NMR Spectroscopy; Mass Spectrometry; High Throughput Sequencing; Chromatin Imunoprecipitation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,660

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£21,420

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 or higher Honours degree in Biochemistry, Biology, or other life sciences. A first- or upper second-class Honours degree. We would particularly welcome applications from those with a background in the physical sciences, as well as those with degrees in Biochemistry, Biology or other life sciences.

University information

Part of the Russell Group of UK universities, the University of Birmingham has been developing great minds, encouraging challenging debates and pushing the boundaries of innovation and excellence for over 100 years. Over 14,000 students from over 150 countries choose to study at Birmingham, meaning you will be part of a diverse and vibrant community. 40% of this student population are postgraduates. Birmingham understands that you want to...more