Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Structural Molecular Biology

Our modular distance learning programme provides you with a grounding in the structure of proteins, and the main techniques that are used to study protein structure. Structural biology allows you to understand how macromolecules work at the atomic level of detail. This is important, particularly in designing drugs which act at the molecular level to affect macromolecules. Increasingly, research uses a range of complementary biophysical and structural techniques to study protein-protein interactions. This requires that researchers have some understanding of what all these techniques can achieve. This programme is designed to give the theoretical background required to use this range of methods.

Sponsorship information

The government's new postgraduate loan scheme allows you to borrow up to £10,000 to cover the cost of your tuition fees, living costs or other study expenses - and you don't have to start repaying until 2019. Part-time students who are experiencing financial need may apply for assistance from the Birkbeck Alumni Fund Postgraduate Opportunity Bursary.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning October 2017 - 2 years
MSc Distance learning October 2017 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Distance Learning
Bloomsbury Campus Bloomsbury WC1E 7HX South East

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Key information

Contact: 
Department of Biological Sciences
Telephone number: 
020 7079 0798