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Course summary

Overview You aspire to be at the forefront of modern medicine. You’re inspired by the major 21st century advances in ‘genomics that help us understand disease at the molecular and cellular level. And you’re passionate about how this opens up new ways to treat and cure major illnesses. On this fascinating MSc Molecular Medicine, you’ll study a variety of current topics and approaches currently used in molecular medicine and prepare for a fulfilling career in biomedical research, the pharmaceutical industry or the health services. Choosing this course will enable you to be part of this rapidly growing discipline that is increasingly important to the future of medical research. You’ll graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience to start your career and work towards becoming an expert in this cutting-edge field. About This Course Molecular and cellular mechanisms for disease is an important area of research in the 21st century. Massive steps forward in science, such as the completion of the Human Genome Project and the ability to profile microbiota via whole genome sequencing, mean that diseases can now be studied at the cellular and molecular level in exquisite detail. This work will help us to understand diseases, develop treatments and possibly, in the future, find cures. Our MSc in Molecular Medicine draws upon the world-renowned strength of research in biomedical sciences on the Norwich Research Park. On this course you’ll learn essential skills that are highly sought after in medical research, the pharmaceutical industry and the health services. As well as learning fundamental theory, you’ll develop valuable transferable skills through personal development sessions, where you’ll cover presentation skills, employability and time-management. UEA has enormous expertise in biomedical research, with a global reputation for academic excellence and strong links with the major institutes based across the Norwich Research Park. 100% of our research environment was rated world leading and internationally excellent in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) for Biological Sciences. Disclaimer Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website:


Data handling linked to molecular medicine; frontiers in molecular medicine i; frontiers in molecular medicine ii; genetics, genomics and bioinformatics; medical biotechnology; modern experimental techniques in molecular medicine; postgraduate employability programme; research project for molecular medicine; research skills for molecular medicine.

Assessment method

Assessment is through a combination of formal exams, laboratory reports, coursework assignments, presentations and problem based learning sessions. In addition the research project is submitted as a formal bound dissertation and assessed by external as well as internal examination.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a degree in Life or Physical Sciences, minimum 2.1 standard or equivalent. Candidates with other experience, such as employment within a biomedical company or relevant research experience are also considered. All applicants who are not a British national and/or whose 1st language is not English will need to demonstrate a suitable level of English language proficiency. This is equivalent to an IELTS 6.5 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in all 4 components.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £12250 Whole course
Northern Ireland £12250 Whole course
Scotland £12250 Whole course
Wales £12250 Whole course
International £23500 Whole course

Additional fee information

Includes £1000 bench fee. If you are a postgraduate student on a part-time course please assume a 50% fee of the equivalent full-time course per year, or a pro-rata fee for the module credit you are taking. Module fees are subject to incremental increases for any subsequent years of study. Please enquire within the faculty admissions office to find out whether a part-time option is available for your course.

Sponsorship information

UEA offers a limited number of scholarships for International students of up to 50 per cent of the value of tuition fees; these awards are based on academic merit.

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