|Study location||United Kingdom, Sheffield|
|Type||Bachelor courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||3 years|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
High school / secondary education (or higher)
good results in Chemistry and another science subject (Biology/Human Biology, Physics, Maths, Further Maths or Psychology)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 7 (with a minimum of 6 in each band)
At least 1 reference(s) should be provided.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
In the first year, you’ll take a broad-based programme that covers a range of areas in the molecular biosciences. At the end of the first year, before you specialise in years two and three, you’re free to transfer between any of the courses in the department. You’re not tied to the degree you originally registered for.
In the second year, you’ll study your chosen subjects in more depth and develop your practical skills. In the third year there is a practical project. This could involve laboratory research, computing, clinical diagnostics, science communication, or school teaching, depending on your career aspirations.
You can graduate after three years with a BSc degree, or you can choose the optional fourth year, which leads to an MBiolSci qualification. The four-year course focuses on developing your laboratory skills and involves an extensive laboratory-based research project. You can transfer in either direction between the three and four-year course during years one to three.
Practical Molecular Bioscience 1
Science Challenge: Breaking Boundaries
Practical Molecular Bioscience 2
Molecular Bioscience 2A
Molecular Bioscience 2B
Assembly of Supramolecular Structures
Biochemical Basis of Human Disease
Biochemistry Data Handling
Cells as Factories
Membrane Protein Structure and Function
Microbial Structure and Dynamics: Genes and Populations
Microbiology Data Handling
Molecular Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology
Physical Methods for Studying Biological Structures
The Microbiology of Extreme Environments
The RNA World
Virus Infections of Humans
Many of our graduates go into pharmaceuticals and healthcare, food safety and manufacture, brewing and agrochemicals, public health, forensic and hospital laboratories. Others work in education, the scientific civil service or medical schools.