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What will I learn?

Overview

The Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc course is a multi- disciplinary programme that will provide you with superior practical skills and a firm theoretical grounding in a range of scientific fields. This course offers a lead into a research career; in the past, approximately 40 per cent of graduates from this course have entered a PhD programme.

Course detail

Our Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research MSc course gives you the flexibility to choose to study for a full Masters or an extended Masters of Research qualification. You will study Skills and Topics in Biomedical & Molecular Sciences Research; Advanced Bioscience Research Laboratory Techniques, Workshops and an extended research project. The MSc pathway requires modules totalling 180 credits, and this includes a six-month research project and dissertation worth 60 credits.

Teaching and assessment

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include lab reports, workshop reports, written examinations, oral presentations, an extended dissertation and lab performance assessment during the project. Coursework contributes approximately 66% (MSc) and examinations approximately 33% (MSc) to your final mark.

Career prospects

Our graduates have been very successful in securing UK or international PhD positions after graduation, with the majority choosing to remain in science or enrolling in PhD, medical or dental programmes.

Which department am I in?

Biochemistry

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£27,900.00 (US$ 38,401) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Waterloo Campus

Stamford Street,

Southwark,

London,

SE1 8WA, England

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£27,900.00 (US$ 38,401) per year
This is a fixed fee
Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

Denmark Hill Campus

Health Service and Population Research Department,

Institute of Psychiatry De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill,

Southwark,

London,

SE5 8AF, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students who have completed a Bachelor degree from a recognised institution in the United States of America will be considered. Grades may vary depending upon the course chosen.

For international students

Minimum 2:1 first degree in a biological, molecular biological or biomedical sciences-related subject or an overseas equivalent. In order to meet the academic entry requirements for this programme you should have a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree with a final mark of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. If you are still studying you should be achieving an average of at least 60% or above in the UK marking scheme. Overseas students will be required to demonstrate IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill. TOEFL iBT score of 92 overall with a minimum of 23 in writing and 20 in each of the other skills.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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