Explore the molecular biology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes and looks at how genomes are mutated, analysed and manipulated in the detection, study and therapy of disease. The course includes optional modules for you to select depending upon your aspirations and interests.

This Cell Biology postgraduate degree is particularly relevant if you:

  • are a recently qualified undergraduate and are looking for the professional skills needed to obtain a job in a bioscience company
  • are working in an organisation and want a Masters-level qualification to give you a competitive edge
  • require the skills and experience needed to study for a research degree
  • are an international student who would like to study abroad
  • would like the chance for extended research work in the lab of an experienced research academic
  • want to use cutting-edge facilities to develop your own learning and research.

Study Details:

MRes 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Module Details:

Core modules:

  • Research Methods and Bioethics (20 cp)
  • Research Project (120 cp)
  • Cell Culture and Antibody Technology (20 cp)

Optional modules:

Choose one of the following modules:

  • Business and Enterprise (20 cp)
  • Techniques in Macromolecular Analysis (20 cp)

Programme Funding

You might be able to get a scholarship to help fund your studies. We award scholarships to those students who can demonstrate excellent achievement, passion and dedication to their studies.

Student Destinations

The vast majority of students from this Cell Biology Masters course progress onto relevant employment within their chosen field or study for a PhD. This is because they are able to develop extensive knowledge of their subject area as well as vital research skills. This knowledge is further enhanced by the research project which students can develop in their area of interest in depth.

Skills portfolio

You will gather together relevant practical skills throughout laboratory classes producing a training record. This can be presented to potential employers as proof of competence in a laboratory setting. It also provides you with experience of managing what is essentially a personal development portfolio, which is now a standard tool for monitoring progression and performance in a scientific career as well as out in the sector.


Course fees for January 2020 entry are: UK/EU: Full-time £8,000 Part-time £4,000 (for Year One*) International £14,500 Course fees for September 2020 and January 2021 entry are: UK/EU: Full-time £8,200 Part-time £4,100 (for Year One*) International £15,100

Entry Requirements

What are we looking for?

  • A UK honours degree (2.1 minimum) or higher qualification in a relevant discipline, plus laboratory experience gained through employment or an undergraduate research project
  • Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered

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