This postgraduate degree will provide you with instruction in current concepts and techniques of molecular genetics as applied in modern research, together with practical experience of experimental techniques. Although the course is demanding and challenging, our students tell us that they find it exciting, stimulating and rewarding.

During this intensive experimental course you will form strong working relationships with the other students and meet people from many different countries; our students make friendships that last many years.

Study Details:

MSc 1 year, full-time

Module Details:

The taught part of the degree is based on eight, week-long experiments that you undertake in a fully equipped laboratory dedicated to the Molecular Genetics MSc. These are not like experiments you may have done before in your degree studies; here you will perform sophisticated molecular analyses yourself from start to finish. You will receive expert guidance from academic staff throughout the experiments and they will also make you think about what you are doing and why you are doing it.

This part of the course is organised in two large modules which also include lectures and tutorials:

  • Introduction to Techniques in Molecular Genetics and Data Analysis
  • Experimental Design and Application of Molecular Genetic Techniques in Research

Student Destinations

The research training you receive and the research project you conduct will provide a training that PhD supervisors and employers value highly when recruiting from around the world.


UK and EU Students £8,190 International Students £20,825

Entry Requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a biological science.

Significant relevant work experience may be considered.

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