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Molecular Biology (with Professional Experience)

Coventry University
Coventry, Great Britain
Full-time
€18,582.31total
 1858 Points
Duration
1 Year, 6 Months
Language
English

Program Description

Molecular biology – the study of the basis of life - focuses on the structure and function of DNA, RNA and protein and their interactions with each other.

This knowledge has led us to understand molecules within viral, microbial and eukaryotic organisms and has been at the forefront of scientific discovery since the identification of the structure of DNA by Franklin, Watson and Crick in the 1950s. It is responsible for new and exciting techniques to detect and treat disease, produce drugs and vaccines, and uncover further the path of evolution.

This master’s course responds to the demand for highly skilled scientists who can identify defects in cellular systems at the nucleic acid level and conduct genetic modification of organisms which allow a greater understanding of cellular function. Such insights and innovations are already responsible for the development of new diagnostic tests, novel products, therapeutic agents, detection of biomarkers, identification of faulty genes and subsequent correction of those defects.

You will have the opportunity to study a broad range of molecular biology at a theoretical and a practical level. This includes opportunities to gain hands-on experience of molecular biology techniques, as well as develop a range of transferrable and research skills that will expand your knowledge and may enhance your employment potential.

You will also have the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the molecular principles underlying the biology of selected diseases (including inherited cancers) and microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and yeasts. A core focus will be genome structure, regulation and transfer and the implications for DNA technology. 

Our multi-million pound, state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you can gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques.

Entry Requirements

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Education
Bachelor's Degree
6
or
Degree from State Technical Institute
6
English Level
IELTS
7
Notes:

Information about requirements:

  • Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Bioscience or Biological Chemistry.

More requirements:

  • Academic transcripts

Other accepted English qualifications and information:

  • SELT
  • Cambridge Pre-U
  • If you don't meet the English language requirements, you can achieve the level you need by successfully completing a pre-sessional English programme before you start your course.

More information:

  • We would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, microbiology, genetics, molecular immunology or molecular virology.

Curriculum

Professional Experience Preparation

The module aims to prepare you for your forthcoming professional experience. It introduces expectations of you in the workplace, with reinforcement of the transferable skills, attitudes and competencies expected by the employer. You will be supported to make applications and find suitable professional experience opportunities.

Professional Experience in Life Sciences 1 and 2

These modules aim to provide you with a substantive professional experience. This may take the form of a professional experience with a host organisation, which may include the university, or a campus based professional experience. The module should help support the development of your personal and professional skills, including team working, communication, self-management and critical reflection, to enhance future employability.

Life Sciences Professional Experience Project and Reflection

You will report, analyse and critically evaluate your research findings gathered during the professional experience period. It is designed to enable you to demonstrate critical thinking ability, appropriate use of statistical analyses where relevant and a broad understanding of the context and prior knowledge framework into which your research study fits.

Careers

Previous students have gone on to do related PhDs, work as/for:

  • genetic counsellors for the NHS
  • bioscience/biotechnology start-up companies
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