University of East London

University of East London


The programme offer a mix of traditional biotechnology with an introduction to the cutting edge of research at the molecular level. The focus of the programme is not simply on the state of current knowledge but also the methodology used in obtaining that knowledge, making use of recent research papers to inform class discussion. In addition to taught modules in the field students are also trained in research processes. The programme covers the practical, theoretical aspects and the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research in this field. It has been designed for students wishing to make a career in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical industry, medical and academic or any field where a knowledge of bioinformatics is desirable.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have qualifications equivalent to a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university in a relevant subject or experience. For overseas students there is a requirement for an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher (or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: Bioinformatics; commercial biotechnology; molecular biology and disease; research project; research skills.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through practical work and theory. In taught modules 40% of the module mark is derived from coursework during the semester (this can take a variety of forms including laboratory work, data analysis, essays, oral presentations etc.) and the remaining 60% from written theory examinations at the end of the semester. The research skills module is assessed by coursework involving a variety of forms of presentation. The research project is assessed mainly by the final written report, with contributions from a poster presentation and portfolio. The pass mark for all modules is 50%.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 11,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 8,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 1,333 per Credit module (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus Waltham Forest E15 4LZ South East

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0208 223 3333