|Study location||United Kingdom, Nottingham, Clifton Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 year|
|Tuition fee||To be confirmed|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology or Cell Biology
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: 6.5 overall (with minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
One academic reference is required.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Covering a wide range of up-to-date and industry relevant technologies, you will become familiar with the latest advances and commercial techniques in molecular cell biology.
This exciting Masters course is designed to give you the theoretical and practical skills needed for a career in molecular bioscience within companies and research organisations.
This course is ideal 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 a course delivered by experienced research academics, with the possibility of completing a research project in industry
want to use cutting-edge facilities to develop your own learning and research.
Molecular Biology (20 cp) – During this module, you’ll consolidate your knowledge of the molecular biology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and how to prove hoe genomes are mutated, analysed and manipulated in the detection, study and therapy of disease. You’ll study the control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and the control at transcriptional, post-transcriptional (RNAi, microRNA) and translational levels.
Cell Culture and Antibody Technology (20 cp) – You’ll explore the scientific basis of cell culture and antibody technologies, and assess how they’re used to solve problems in biotechnology, molecular biosciences, and biomedical sciences. You’ll look at the relationship between cell and antibody technologies, as well as other technologies, particularly recombinant DNA technology and how these may develop in the future.
Biology of Disease (20 cp) – You’ll gain an understanding of the pathogenesis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and kidney fibrosis. The lectures and seminars examine cancer aetiology, the genotypic and phenotypic properties associated with tumour progression, metastasis, and the current approaches to cancer gene therapy and immunotherapy.
Business and Enterprise (20 cp) – You’ll approach ideas generation in a creative manner to understand the role of new business concepts, and their development in the biosciences industry. You’ll explore all aspects of starting up a new biosciences company, including new product development, marketing and research, pricing, distribution, and promotion.
Techniques in Macromolecular Analysis (20 cp) – Appraisal of modern techniques used to study and test biological principles
Research Methods and Bioethics (20 cp) – This module encourages you to think beyond your own subject, and interact accordingly. You’ll gain a solid foundation in literature review, research design and planning, data analysis and a poster presentation by focusing your studies on a related ethical issue. Ethical issues in research will also be explored, as you discover when and how to obtain ethical clearance in accordance with ethical governance at NTU.
Research Project (60 cp) – In consultation with a supervisor at NTU, you’ll select a research topic comprising an original, defined research question (or series of such questions), and develop a written research proposal for the Project. You’ll then present this proposal as part of the Research Methods and Bioethics module.
This course cultivates the professional skills, experience and knowledge necessary to pursue a wide range of careers within the field of biosciences. Graduates are well versed in current relevant ethical issues, with an understanding of how these impact on business, making them a valuable addition to any company.
The Sandwich-route course offers you the opportunity to take a one-year placement or serveral smaller placements. If you start your course in September / October then you will complete your placement following your taught modules and research project. If you start in January you will complete one term of taught modules and your project and then go on placement before returning to NTU for your final term of modules.