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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medicine (General) Molecular Biology

Course type


Course Summary

This course will enable you to be part of this rapidly growing discipline that is of increasing importance to the future of medical research. Massive steps forward in science, such as the completion of the Human Genome Project, mean that diseases can now be studied at the cellular and molecular level. This work will help to understand diseases, to develop treatments and possibly, in the future, cures. Our MSc in Molecular Medicine draws upon the world-renowned strength of research in biomedical sciences at UEA and on the Norwich Research Park. On this course you’ll learn essential skills that are highly sought after in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry and the health services. As well as learning fundamental theory, you’ll develop valuable transferable skills through personal development sessions, where you’ll cover presentation skills, employability and time-management.

UEA has enormous expertise in biomedical research, with a global reputation for academic excellence and strong links with the major institutes based on Norwich Research Park. 100% of our research environment was rated world leading and internationally excellent at the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) for Biological Sciences. After the course you’ll be well placed to join the important work that is taking place in the growing field of molecular medicine. Through a career in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry or the NHS, you’ll be able to make a real and fundamental difference to the future of disease and health. Many of our students go on to PhD study to further their academic development and research interests in this area.

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Full time


1 year

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This module provides a Master's level introduction to the structure and function of DNA and its inheritance in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms. You will be introduced to the study of the genomes of model organisms, together with the analysis of gene function and expression. An introduction to the role of bioinformatics in genomics research is also included. This module forms the foundation for more in-depth coverage of these topics later in the academic year.

Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Entry requirements

Students need to have: Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.1 or equivalent) in Life or Physical Sciences.

University information

The University of East Anglia (UEA) is a campus-based university in Norwich, with a global reputation for its excellent academic, social and cultural facilities, delivered to more than 15,000 students from over 80 countries.Over 4,000 making up its postgraduate community. The University prides itself on the quality of its research, being part of Norwich Research Park, one of the largest communities of researchers in Europe, leading the way...more

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