MSc in Molecular Genetics

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  • Objectives
    Provide instruction in current concepts and techniques of molecular genetics as applied in modern research. Offers practical experience of experimental techniques and provides a framework to develop skills to plan research and devise strategies to achieve specific goals. Acts as a springboard for graduates who want employment in molecular, biomedical or biotechnological research, or for entry to PhD programmes.
  • Entry requirements
    Entry Requirements First or second class honours degree in Biological Sciences or related subject awarded by a British university, or equivalent. Significant relevant experience may be considered.
  • Academic title
    MSc in Molecular Genetics
  • Course description
    Course modules

    The laboratory course comprises taught practical modules that introduce a variety of modern molecular techniques and research strategies, supported by a lecture programme. Students then undertake a seven-month research project chosen from a broad range offered by Departments of the Faculty of Medicine and Biological Sciences, the MRC Toxicology Unit, or collaborating research institutes or industrial partners (when available). The spread of projects covers a wide variety of disciplines involving molecular genetics and a variety of organisms.

    Teaching and assessment methods

    Continuous assessment is a major element of the course. Written assignments are used to assess a student’s analysis and understanding of the taught practical modules and there are two examinations. Assessment of the laboratory research project contributes two-thirds of course credits, and is based on performance in the laboratory, a written report and research seminar.

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