University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Molecular and Cellular Biology

This programme is designed to prepare students for a career in research in molecular and cellular biology and its applications; it aims to provide training in the practical aspects that underlie research science in this field; to achieve this aim the course contains a very high level of hands-on research experience as it is our view there is no better training than lab experience.

Entry requirements

An Honours degree (minimum 2:1), preferably with a background in the physical sciences, as well as those with degrees in biochemistry, biology or other life sciences; English language requirements may apply for international students.

Course modules

Compulsory taught modules: Postgraduate core skills in biosciences; techniques in molecular and cellular biology. The majority of the programme consists of 2 research projects.

Assessment methods

The 2 taught modules are assessed via examination, essays and oral presentations; the 2 research projects are assessed via reports, oral presentation, poster assessment and a viva voce.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MRes Full-time £ 4,110 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MRes Full-time £ 17,910 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MRes Part-time £ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Biosciences Graduate Research School
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5891