University of Essex

University of Essex

Molecular Medicine

Molecular medicine is transforming the way we understand and treat human diseases, from cancers to neurogenerative disorders. Combining contemporary medical studies with biochemistry and molecular biology, it creates a bridge between the subjects, and draws on other fields such as physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. You gain an understanding of the core foundations of molecular medicine, studying the topics most relevant to the real world. These include genomics, synthetic biology and bioinformatics, as well as gene and protein technology. Contribute to a growing industry and gain the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in biomedical research and industry, or continue your studies further in postgraduate science and medical degrees.

Entry requirements

Our applicants should have a lower 2nd Class Honours degree, or equivalent, in relevant subject. If English is not your 1st language, then we require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: Research project. Compulsory modules: Gene technology and synthetic biology; genomics; molecular medicine and biotechnology; professional skills and the business of molecular medicine; protein technologies. Optional modules include: Advanced medical microbiology; cancer biology; creating and growing a new business venture; human molecular genetics; molecular virology.

Assessment methods

Within our School of Biological Sciences, our modules are assessed by a combination of exams, essays, verbal/visual presentations and written reviews. Some are assessed solely on coursework. Your major assessment is your project dissertation, which is undertaken over the summer and submitted during September.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,665 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Wivenhoe Park Colchester CO4 3SQ South East

Key information

Graduate Administrator
Telephone number: 
01206 872719