University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Developmental Biology

This course explores gene expression and cell signalling in model organisms, such as Drosophila, Xenopus, and mouse are illuminating the mechanisms by which different cell types and tissues arise during development.

Entry requirements

A 1st or 2.1 Honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a biological or medical sciences discipline; applicants whose 1st language is not English: IELTS score of 6.5 in each component, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) is required as a minimum.

Course modules

Modules include: Tutorial and workshop; research placement 1; research placement 2; communication skills; scientific communication; statistics and experimental design; pgt advisor meeting 1; pgt advisor meeting 2; pgt advisor meeting 3; pgt advisor meeting 4 (placement 2).

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a research project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

Key information

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