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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    University of Leicester

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course description

Due to the ongoing impact of the global pandemic we have had to evaluate all of our courses to ensure that we adhere to Government guidelines to protect the health and wellbeing of our staff and students. This means that as we work through these changes the modules, delivery methods and assessments shown, including those shown for future years, are subject to change.

This postgraduate degree will provide you with instruction in current concepts and techniques of molecular genetics as applied in modern research, together with practical experience of experimental techniques. Although the course is demanding and challenging, our students tell us that they find it exciting, stimulating and rewarding.

During this intensive experimental course you will form strong working relationships with the other students and meet people from many different countries; our students make friendships that last many years.

Teaching and learning

The taught phase of the course is based around a series of hands-on lab experiments and small group teaching that will introduce you to a variety of modern molecular techniques and research strategies. One day a week is reserved for a supporting lecture programme in diverse topics related to molecular genetics and biosciences.

In this taught phase, continuous assessment exercises will be a major element of the course and written assignments will be used to assess your analysis and understanding of the taught practical modules; there are also two exams. To allow you to complete written assignments and to prepare for exams, some weeks are set aside for private study and revision.

During the second phase of your course, you will undertake a full-time laboratory research project in a topic and lab chosen from a broad range offered by the College of Medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, the MRC Toxicology Unit, or collaborating research institutes or industrial partners (when available).

The spread of projects covers a wide variety of disciplines involving molecular genetics and a variety of organisms, and some work conducted by students has contributed to peer reviewed publications.

Careers and employability

The research training you receive and the research project you conduct will provide a training that PhD supervisors and employers value highly when recruiting from around the world.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 20,825overall 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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University of Leicester

  • University League Table

    38th

  • Campus address

    University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 7RH, England

More than 4,000 international students call Leicester home, sharing their cultures, faiths and ideas with each other and with students and staff across campus.
Leicester is in the centre of England with great transport links, making it easy to explore the whole country while studying there.
Want to explore further afield? Leicester has great European links – with one change of train, Leicester students can be in Paris by lunchtime.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    42nd out of 103 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    131 58%

    46th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    73 73%

    55th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    37th

    19

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