Molecular Genetics at University of Leicester - UCAS

Course summary

This MSc in Molecular Genetics is a one-year full-time course for biological sciences graduates to learn and develop an understanding of current concepts in modern molecular genetics, and how to apply these techniques. The course is divided into a taught phase and extended research project within the College of Life Sciences. The taught phase provides the scientific knowledge underpinning the basis of modern techniques and the research project provides a unique opportunity to put these skills into practice. By studying this MSc, you will be learning in a challenging but exciting, stimulating and rewarding environment. You will form strong working relationships with the other students and meet people from many different countries; our students make friendships that last many years.

Assessment method

The taught phase of the course runs between September and December and is based around a series of hands-on lab experiments and small group teaching that will introduce you to a variety of modern molecular techniques and research strategies. One day a week is reserved for a supporting lecture programme in diverse topics related to molecular genetics and biosciences. In this taught phase, continuous assessment exercises will be a major element of the course and written assignments will be used to assess your analysis and understanding of the taught practical modules; there are also two exams. To allow you to complete written assignments and to prepare for exams, some weeks are set aside for private study and revision. Between January and July, you will undertake a full-time laboratory research project in a topic and lab chosen from a broad range offered by the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, the MRC Toxicology Unit, or collaborating research institutes or industrial partners (when available). The spread of projects covers a wide variety of disciplines involving molecular genetics and a variety of organisms, and some work conducted by students has contributed to peer reviewed publications.

Entry requirements

2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a biological science. Significant relevant work experience may be considered. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Fees and funding

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Molecular Genetics at University of Leicester - UCAS