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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    13 months

Course summary

Molecular biology is increasingly important for professionals in health and related areas such as pharmaceutical sciences and biotechnology. Our MSc focuses on the way advanced molecular technologies inform clinical practice.

The study of biology at a molecular level is leading to advances in the treatment of many diseases. This course is designed for health professionals who want to understand its impact on biomedicine and related subjects. It will also be of interest to those working in other areas of biology where molecular biology has applications.

The course will enable you to study areas of molecular biology of particular interest or relevance to your employment. It includes a workplace project which you can tailor to be highly relevant to your current work and interests.

The course is designed to be flexible and can be studied either on-campus or via blended learning.

With blended learning the majority of content is delivered online, plus two practical weeks in our laboratories, where you can put your learning into practice. The theory is delivered using our online Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment. You’ll interact with other students on the course through online discussion groups and receive excellent support from your tutors.

Students usually complete the MSc in around 15 months.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Molecular Biology.

Teaching

Support is available when you need it. You can contact your tutor by phone, email or in person.

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your studies wherever you are. This includes discussion forums where you can debate subjects with your tutors and fellow students.

Assessment

Module assessment is mainly through course work, plus two online exams.

Careers

The course is designed to aid your career advancement in any field where molecular biology is relevant. Or you may be looking to change or re-focus your career in this direction.

Eager for more knowledge? Upon completion, you’ll be ideally placed for further academic study at PhD level.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500overall cost

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

University information

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Staffordshire University

  • University League Table

    97th

  • Campus address

    Staffordshire University, College Road, Stoke on Trent, ST4 2DE, England

The new Catalyst building will be home to future-facing Business degrees. All students have access to industry-standard facilities such as the Smart Zone.
Guaranteed work placement opportunities with national and international employers.
Innovative teaching is delivered by research-active lecturers in friendly and supportive environments.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    83rd out of 100 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    90 41%

    93rd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%

    60th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    64th

    16

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