Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Protein Crystallography

This postgraduate course is an excellent introduction to protein crystallography. It is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in this exciting and rapidly expanding field, especially in the pharmaceutical industry, or for those who would like to expand and update their existing scientific knowledge. Up-to-date descriptions of the background, methods and techniques of protein crystallography are explained, and the programme gives the biologically orientated scientist a mainly non-mathematical insight into: - the fundamentals of protein structure - X-ray diffraction and symmetry - how to determine structures using protein crystallography - how to judge the quality of co-ordinates. Highlights - In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK, with a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research. - Study by distance learning, wherever you are in the world, with our internet-based teaching. - May be taken as a stand-alone award or as part of our innovative distance learning MSc Structural Molecular Biology.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Degree in science, computing or mathematics, or equivalent qualification, or relevant work experience.

Course modules

For information about course structure and the modules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck's online prospectus.

Assessment methods

One written examination and coursework. There is no need to attend College other than to sit examinations, and these can normally be arranged in your locality for a fee to you of £100-£200.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning October 2019 3,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning October 2019 3,150 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning October 2019 3,150 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning October 2019 5,075 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning October 2019 3,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning October 2019 3,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Biological Sciences
Telephone number: 
02070790798