Molecular Biology, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield the United Kingdom

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The award
MBiolSci

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 25670 per year

All study options

About Molecular Biology at University of Sheffield

Our four-year MBiolSci is designed to give you the best start for a career in industrial or academic research. The course allows you to discover the diverse range of biochemical, genetic and microbiological approaches needed to understand life at a molecular level. You'll study the methods scientists use to sequence genomes, clone and engineer genes, determine molecular structures and analyse cell growth in humans, plants and microbes. 

We'll also show you how this knowledge enables us to develop novel biotechnological solutions to global challenges such as sustainable production and combating disease. The first three years of your course have the same structure as the BSc, with the fourth year devoted to a major research project working in industry or in an academic lab with our world-leading academics.

From your first year you'll study modules that span the molecular biosciences covering molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and microbiology. Alongside these modules you'll have the freedom to explore complementary topics across the breadth of bioscience, such as biomedicine, ecology, plant science and zoology. This flexibility allows you to study molecular biology in greater depth, broaden your interests or even switch to another biosciences degree.

No matter what modules you choose to study, you'll develop the practical laboratory and transferable skills that make our graduates attractive to employers including project management, problem solving, communication skills and data analysis.

We'll give you plenty of opportunities to apply your new skills and knowledge. You'll be in the lab completing in-depth practicals across molecular genetics, DNA manipulation and protein structure analysis, and you'll get the chance to use cutting-edge equipment to run your own in-depth research projects in an area such as clinical diagnostics or brewing biotechnology.

Whether you choose to study a broad overview of molecular biology topics or focus your studies on one specialist area, your personal tutor will support you to tailor your degree to your interests and career goals.

If you want to study this course but don't meet the entry requirements our Biosciences (with Foundation Year) could be for you. After successfully completing the one year programme, you'll progress onto the first year of one of our bioscience degrees.

This course has advanced accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology which shows employers that you've developed the practical skills and scientific knowledge that they're looking for.

Royal Society of Biology (RSB)

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 awardMBiolSciHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course feesGBP 25670 per year

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for 2023 entry have not been confirmed. Please use this 2022-23 information as a guide

Entry requirements

A Level requirements: AAA

English requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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