Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 11500 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 26200 per year

All study options

About Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at University of Sheffield

This 12-month course is designed to develop your confidence and independence to become a reliable researcher or investigator in the fast-moving biotechnology industry.

Throughout your studies you'll be exposed to the diverse areas of biology and engineering, blending molecular science with chemical and biological engineering modules to develop your understanding of the interdependencies between these fields.

Through research-focused training, you'll develop your skills in planning and carrying out your own experiments, approaching scientific problems experimentally across molecular biology and biotechnology, and using revolutionary laboratory techniques, including CRISPR genome editing technology, Western analysis, and BLAST DNA sequence analysis, to solve these problems.

Through lectures and seminars delivered by visiting experts from leading universities across the globe, you'll gain a unique perspective on the underpinning theory and latest research spanning the breadth of molecular biology.

Once you've mastered the latest molecular bioscience techniques, you'll be ready to apply these skills to your Research Project. Here you'll spend up to six months researching an area of molecular biology or biotechnology that matches your future career aspirations under the supervision of an expert in the field.

Example research projects include:

  • Protein/enzyme engineering
  • Plant genetic engineering
  • Molecular cell biology and imaging Structural biology (eg X-Ray crystallography)
  • Synthetic biology/industrial biotechnology (production of useful products from microorganisms)
  • Biotechnology via genetic engineering techniques
  • Intelligent protein optimisation / bioinformatics
  • Protein expression, enzyme assays
  • Molecular biology (biomedical/disease related project)

Intercalation

We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 11500 per yearInternational course feesGBP 26200 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Fees for 2023 entry are not yet available. Please use these 2022 fees as a guide

Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in molecular biology or a related subject (e.g. biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, microbiology).

We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.

We may also consider your application if you do not meet the standard academic requirements but you have relevant professional experience. An interview will be required in this case.

We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

If you're an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield International College. This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield.

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