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 how protein crystal structures are determined and how results should be judged.

Entry requirements

Degree in science, computing or mathematics, or equivalent qualification, or relevant work experience. 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.

Course modules

You will learn:

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.

Assessment methods

1 written paper, which may be taken at an examination centre close to you, and coursework.

Sponsorship information

A limited number of scholarships for the MSc Structural Molecular Biology from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the United Kingdom may be available; applicants should note that this programme may be taken as a stand-alone Postgraduate Certificate or as part of an MSc Structural Molecular Biology (to gain the MSc students must earn 180 credits, part of which will involve an independent project; 60 credits are earned on completion of the Postgraduate Certificate and these can contribute towards the MSc credits).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 3,825 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 GBP 2,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2017 - 1 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