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MScMolecular and Cellular Basis of Human Disease

Tuition fee £19,500 per year
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This course blends theory and practice to help you develop the skills required for a career in molecular and cellular biology.

Our teaching focuses on integrated mammalian biology and animal models of human disease, drawing on our pioneering biomedical research.

There are lectures, practical classes, tutorials and seminars. In small groups, you’ll discuss, debate and present on scientific and ethical topics. You’ll get one-to-one time with staff and training to support your research project.

You’re assessed by a combination of exams, coursework, debates, presentations and a dissertation.

Programme structure

Core modules

Literature review
Practical research project
Analysis of current science
Ethics and public understanding

Optional modules

Integrated mammalian biology
Practical cell biology
Practical developmental genetics
Cancer Biology
Modelling human diseases
Epithelia in health and disease


Practical classes

Small-group teaching classes where you’ll discuss, debate, and present on scientific and ethical topics

Laboratory placements within the department with one-to-one attention, training and support in carrying out your individual research project


Formal examinations
Coursework assignments
Poster presentations

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States