University of Bath

University of Bath

Protein Structure and Function

This programme involves the integration of structural biology and bioinformatics approaches in order to understand the activity of proteins, including enzymes, antibodies and receptors, at a molecular level. This understanding provides a platform for techniques such as structure-based drug design, biocatalysis and protein engineering, which are the basis for many recent advances in biotechnology. The course provides a mix of taught components, extended laboratory projects, literature reviews and preparation of a grant proposal based on a research dissertation. It gives students an insight into a range of state-of-the-art research activities and techniques, and provides generic, transferable skills training needed for all early stage researchers. The programmes also address the scientific, ethical and commercial context within which the research takes place.

Entry requirements

1st or upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent) in an appropriate subject. IELTS 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in each of the 4 components). Applicants narrowly missing this requirement may be eligible for a combined offer.

Course modules

Modules include: enzymology; protein synthesis, folding and turnover; enzymes (mechanisms, evolution and control in integrated biological systems); enzymes in biotechnology and medicine; structural biology in biotechnology and medicine; molecular immunology; cellular biochemistry.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 19,800 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MRes Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies Warminster BA12 8PY South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Faculty of Science Graduate School
Telephone number: 
01225 383410