University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Biochemistry

Students will be taught to apply chemical and physical principles to biological molecules in complex living systems in order to expand their understanding of the molecular basis of the processes which take place within these organisms. Through a combination of taught courses, practical skills training and laboratory-based research, students will explore the structures, dynamics, interactions and metabolic pathways of biological molecules, from small molecules to large macromolecular complexes.

Entry requirements

Students should possess a UK university undergraduate degree or its equivalent outside the UK (usually at least a 2.1 Honours degree or its equivalent). Candidates are expected to possess a strong background in 1 or more of the following areas: biochemistry, biological sciences with some chemistry component, chemistry with biological chemistry components. Other scientific backgrounds will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. If English is the 1st language, 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of spoken and written English: IELTS academic module, 6.5 (with score no lower than 6.0 in each section); TOEFL internet-based test, total 92 (with no score lower than 20 in each section); PTE, 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each section); CPE grade C; CAE grade B.

Course modules

Teaching and learning activities include: lectures; tutorials; workshops; presentations; laboratory work, practical skills training and research project; literature and database searching; discussion groups and project groups; seminars.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 25,900 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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