Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam University

Molecular and Cell Biology

This course is designed to develop students' knowledge of molecular and cell biology in the context of human disease. The course prepares students for PhD research and also enhances career prospects in the expanding life sciences sector including government-funded research laboratories or private industry. Students: learn how research in this area has advanced the treatment and diagnoses of disease; experience the latest techniques that are used in the study of molecular and cell biology; develop attributes and skills valued by employers such as practical skills, problem solving and critical analysis.

Entry requirements

One of the following: an Honours degree in a biological subject or equivalent; a professional qualification of equal standing to an Honours degree, such as MIBiol by examination, FIMLS; other qualifications such as HND, HNC or unclassified degree in biological subject, plus significant relevant work experience; non-native English speakers need to be proficient in English, typically shown as an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: cell biology; molecular biology; cellular and molecular basis of disease; biomedical laboratory techniques; research methods and statistics; professional development; research project. Options: applied biomedical techniques; cellular and molecular basis of cancer; human genetics; molecular pharmacology; bioinformatics; molecular biotechnology.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include written examinations and coursework including, problem-solving exercises, case studies, reports from practical work. Research project assessment includes a written report and viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,995 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgCert Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,665 per Unit (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Sheffield S1 1WB Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Telephone number: 
0114 225 5555