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Molecular Biology with Industrial Placement MSci (Hons)

University of Aberdeen

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  • Qualification

    Master of Science (with Honours) - Msci (Hon)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Molecular Biology is the investigation at the molecular level of all aspects of cells and tissues from simple systems in bacteria to more complex systems in plants and mammals. It has been responsible for spectacular successes in the treatment of disease caused either by bacteria and viruses on the one hand, or inborn genetic errors on the other. Molecular Biology is central to current investigations to understand the genetic basis of human disease and pathology, as well as to the development of improved crops. Placements vary considerably but in general terms, you will be placed in an industrial, commercial or research environment where you will obtain a breadth of practical experience to complement your degree programme and enhance your employability.

You are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course.

Many of our Molecular Biology graduates follow their degree with doctoral research. Others move into positions in hospital research, diagnostic laboratories and research institutes. Major employers of graduates include the scientific civil service, pharmaceutical, food, fermentation and related industries.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

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A level : ABB

A minimum of 3 A Levels at ABB, to include AB from Chemistry and Biology.For Second Year entry, a minimum of 3 A Levels at AAB, to include AB from Chemistry and Biology.Also required: GCSE at C or above in English or English Language, Mathematics and in either Chemistry, or Physics or Dual Award Science.

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University information

University of Aberdeen

  • University League Table

    26th

  • Campus address

    University of Aberdeen, Directorate of External Relations & Marketing, King's College, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB24 3FX, Scotland

One of the top 30 universities in the UK (Complete University Guide).
Student population includes over 130 nationalities, with strong international global networks.
An International Centre provides support to students from application to graduation.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 103 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    178 78%

    11th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67 67%

    79th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.09 82%

    47th

    6

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