Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Overview

Course facts

  • Name: Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics
  • Qualification: MSc/PGDip/PGCert
  • Duration: 1 year full-time

Our understanding of modern molecular biology and genetics, and it’s application in medical research, has led to huge advances in the diagnosis, prognosis and development of clinical treatments of human diseases. Students choosing to study the Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics MSc will enjoy a highly integrated postgraduate course, which combines modern in-depth molecular biology and genetics knowledge and theories, with extensive hands-on practical experience in their application in the medical laboratory.

The course is a full-time program consisting of three semesters. Semesters one and two comprise a range of lecture, seminar, practical and research techniques modules covering key cutting edge topics of modern medical molecular biology and genetics. The summer semester consists of a laboratory based research project and dissertation. Research projects are available in a number of areas, linked with the research interests of the members of NWCR Institute and School of Medical Sciences (read more here).

Scholarships 

Read about the Siemens scholarship here.

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

Please click on the link below for a list of modules for the current academic year.

Modules for the current academic year

Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics Modules page.

Entry Requirements

English language: IELTS level of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no single element lower than 5.5.

Academic: qualification equivalent to a UK 2(ii) BSc degree in a relevant subject area; e.g. molecular biology, biology, biochemistry, medical sciences or Biomedical sciences. Applications also considered with evidence of relevant work experience and possession of other suitable professional or academic qualifications.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email international@bangor.ac.uk

Apply

How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: postgraduate@bangor.ac.uk or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here.  For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: international@bangor.ac.uk or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
Gwynedd
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer.

Careers and Employability

Successful graduates from the Medical Molecular Biology with Genetics MSc will have developed subject-specific theoretical knowledge, practical laboratory experience and a set of transferable skills required to independently adapt and optimize scientific methodologies, critically interpret and evaluate self-generated and published scientific literature and data and undertake a predominantly self-reliant approach to laboratory based work, study and research. These skill sets will greatly facilitate progression onto PhD level studies in medical molecular research or employment in molecular diagnostics/medical sciences industries.

 

Further information

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