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Macromolecular Electron Microscopy (Postgraduate Certificate)

Birkbeck, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Birkbeck, University of London

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    04-OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Recent developments in electron microscopy mean that it can now determine the structures of proteins with near atomic resolution. Our Postgraduate Certificate in Macromolecular Electron Microscopy is an excellent introduction to the latest techniques in macromolecular electron microscopy, in which you will learn about:

image formation in the electron microscope
preparing samples for biological electron microscopy
processing electron microsopy image data through to a final 3D atomic model.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is an integral part of your university studies and usually consists of a combination of coursework and examinations, although this will vary from course to course - on some of our courses, assessment is entirely by coursework. The methods of assessment on this course are specified below under 'Methods of assessment on this course'. You will need to allow time to complete coursework and prepare for exams.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go on to careers in research, science writing, teaching, and academia. Possible professions include higher education lecturer, research scientist, or science writer. This degree can also be useful in various roles within the pharmaceutical industry, as well as in becoming a secondary school teacher.

Tuition fees

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£ 5,340per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Campus address

    Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HX, England

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