Birkbeck, University of London has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Deep insight into the functioning of living systems depends upon a thorough knowledge of the chemical and physical principles that govern the structure and behaviour of biomolecules. Structural molecular biology encompasses those areas of science devoted to a detailed understanding of the fundamental molecular and biochemical components of living systems and of how these components interact in the functional (healthy) and dysfunctional (diseased) organism. Such understanding finds application in numerous areas including basic biotechnology, diagnostics and forensics, and drug discovery.
This integrated Master’s programme, comprising the three-year BSc Biomedicine and one year of Master's-level study, will provide you with the knowledge, skills and hands-on research experience that will help you to launch your career in these or other exciting areas of research science.
Birkbeck's Department of Biological Sciences provides state-of-the-art, specialist laboratories and facilities at the heart of academic London.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK.
You will be taught by internationally distinguished experts who work with governments and institutions around the globe to extend the boundaries of knowledge.
Working in close collaboration with the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, a joint institute between Birkbeck and UCL, our Department is recognised for the excellence and international impact of its research.
- You will receive training in practical skills and lab work, including microscopy and tabulating data.
For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.
This programme uses a range of assessment methods; the mix of assessment types, and the specific tasks required, are matched to the academic level and to the learning outcomes of the module.
Types of assessment include short-answer tests in class, computer-based tests (accessed remotely or in class), practical reports, essays, problem-solving and data analysis assignments, oral communication and poster presentations, internet surveys, unseen, or open-book, written examinations and a research project.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests. If you don't meet the minimum IELTS requirement, we offer pre-sessional English courses, foundation programmes and language support services to help you improve your English language skills and get your place at Birkbeck.
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with a majority of science-related subjects (biology, chemistry and/or mathematics or physics). A-levels in general studies and critical thinking are not accepted. Applicants with only two full A-levels will be considered on an individual basis.
The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence.
We welcome applicants without traditional entry qualifications as we base decisions on our own assessment of qualifications, knowledge and previous work experience. We may waive formal entry requirements based on judgement of academic potential.
UCAS tariff points
120, with a majority of science-related subjects (biology, chemistry and/or mathematics or physics). A-levels in general studies and critical thinking are not accepted. Applicants with only two full A-levels will be considered on an individual basis.
The UCAS tariff score is applicable to you if you have recently studied a qualification that has a UCAS tariff equivalence. UCAS provides a tariff calculator for you to work out what your qualification is worth within the UCAS tariff.
GCSEs (or equivalent) required at grade C or above in English, mathematics and double science (or two single sciences).
Fees and funding
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