University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Molecular Genetics

The course provides instruction in current concepts and techniques of molecular genetics as applied in modern research. The course offers practical experience of experimental techniques and provides a framework to develop your students' skills to plan research and devise strategies to achieve specific goals. The course is suitable for students who want employment in molecular or biomedical research or the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industries. The course is also an excellent preparation for entry to PhD programmes.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a biological science subject awarded by a British university, or equivalent. Significant relevant work experience may be considered.

Course modules

The laboratory course comprises taught practical modules that introduce a variety of modern molecular techniques and research strategies, supported by a lecture programme. Students then undertake a 7 month research project chosen from a broad range offered by Departments of the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, the MRC Toxicology Unit, or collaborating research institutes or industrial partners (when available). The spread of projects covers a wide variety of disciplines involving molecular genetics and a variety of organisms.

Assessment methods

Continuous assessment is a major element of the course. Written assignments are used to assess a student's analysis and understanding of the taught practical modules and there are 2 examinations. Assessment of the laboratory research project contributes 2/3 of course credits, and is based on performance in the laboratory, a written report and research seminar.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,465 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 10,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leicester Leicester LE1 7RH East Midlands

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