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Full time | University of Worcester | 2 years | 02-OCT-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

02-OCT-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MPhil - Master of Philosophy

Subject areas

Biochemistry

Course type

Research

Course Summary

We welcome applications to undertake research towards MPhil and PhD degrees in Biochemistry.

Research at Worcester has grown significantly in the last 10 years as the University itself has expanded. As a research student you will join a vibrant student community in our Research School and become part of our dynamic research environment.

The mechanics of life: discover the molecular machinery that lies at the heart of the cell and drives all living organisms. At Worcester, we look at the fascinating world of biochemistry from a variety of angles. Our Biochemistry team has a strong mix of academics with expertise in areas ranging from cancer immunology to genetics of plant breeding systems.

Key features

  • Available as a full-time or part-time course, completed over a maximum of six years.
  • All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme focused around a wide range of themes.
  • You will be allocated to one of two pathways depending on your experience and knowledge as a researcher.
  • Access to an excellent range of research resources, including systems for protein purification, gravity chromatography, gene expression, electrophoresis and cell separation.

Where could it take you?

All research students must engage with the Researcher Development Programme (RDP), a core curriculum of training and development which provides them with the general and subject-specific knowledge, skills and behaviours to support them in the completion of their research degree.

At the beginning of the programme you will be required to complete a Training Needs Analysis (TNA) in conjunction with your Director of Studies. This identifies the training that you will need to undertake, in addition to the mandatory elements of RDP, in order to complete the programme and to become an effective researcher.

This TNA is revisited at the beginning of each subsequent academic year. All students are offered a wide range of optional training workshops throughout the programme focused around the following themes:

  • Developing and Managing Your Research
  • Dissemination, Impact, Engagement
  • Completing Your Research Degree
  • Research Methodology Master classes
  • Data Analysis
  • Research Funding
  • Wellbeing and Personal Effectiveness
  • Careers and Employability
  • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Modules

RTP401: Developing and Managing Your Research (20 Credits)
RTP402: Dissemination, Impact and Engagement

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£4,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,100

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a First or Upper Second Class Honours Degree or an approved equivalent award or Research or professional experience which has resulted in appropriate evidence of achievement.