What will I learn?

Our MSc Molecular Medicine course aims to provide you with a broad overview of the molecular and cellular causes and treatments of human diseases.

It provides practical and theoretical understanding of the most important current topics in molecular medicine, including the biology of cancer, synthetic biology, cardiovascular diseases and stem cells and regenerative medicine. You will also gain hands-on training in research techniques such as confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, cloning, in situ hybridisation and bioinformatics and you will carry out your own 15-week independent research project.


All our master’s programmes emphasise the practical skills that employers need, whether that is the ability to identify plants, carry out environmental assessments or use the latest cutting-edge molecular techniques. As a University of Reading MSc graduate, you will be well equipped to work in the field or the lab, and in the private or public sector. According to recent data, 92% of taught postgraduates from the School of Biological Sciences are in work or further study six months after leaving (DLHE survey, 2016/17 leavers). Many of our graduates go on to study for a PhD and pursue a career in research, either in industry or in universities.

Typical roles of graduates from our ecology and wildlife-based MSc programmes include conservation officers, project managers, field ecologists and environmental consultants. Graduates from our biomedical MSc programme typically go on to pursue PhD studies or work in the pharmaceutical industry.

Which department am I in?

School of Biological Sciences

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£21,215.00 (US$ 26,483) per year
This fee covers the cost of tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources.

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 September 2020


University of Reading

Whiteknights House,

PO Box 217,



RG6 6AH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have four year Bachelor degree from a recognised institution with GPA of 3.0. Please refer the university website for details of the English Language requirements for entry to individual postgraduate degree programmes.

For international students

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) related to biological science, such as biomedical sciences, biological sciences, biochemistry or microbiology. IELTS: IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent).

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About this uni

The University of Reading has great links to businesses and an international reputation for high-quality research and teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 20% of universities worldwide
  • Approximately 500 undergraduate and postgraduate courses
  • 98% of the research rated internationally
  • Over 21,000 students from over 165 countries