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Biochemistry MSc

Our Biochemistry MSc provides a thorough knowledge of contemporary Biochemistry at the cellular and molecular level.

Biochemistry Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Overview

Why is this course for me?

  • You want to study a research focused master’s course where you will spend the majority of your time working on original research projects and learn through seminars, workshops, small group tutorials and research placements.
  • You want to gain extensive research experience and professional skills in the field of biosciences.
  • You are considering moving on to doctoral and research degree programmes or developing a future career in the bioscience industry.
  • We ranked fourth in the UK for biological sciences (REF 2014).
Degree awarded
Master of Science
Duration
12 Months. [Full-Time]
Entry requirements

A First or Upper Second class honours degree in the United Kingdom, or the overseas equivalent, in a biological or medical sciences discipline with sufficient evidence in relevant modules taken. If your degree is in medicine or pharmacy, please email us for advice. Exceptional applicants with a 2:2 with some research experience or equivalence would also be considered.  

Please note we are unable to consider applications from students with an undergraduate degree in chemistry or physical sciences.

Full entry requirements

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+44 (0)161 306 5439
How to apply

Apply online

Please note we require the following documents before we can consider your application:

Transcript of your studies to date, translated into English

Two academic references on letter headed paper. These can be scanned and uploaded when you apply or emailed to pgtaught.biosciences@manchester.ac.uk . We do not request references on an applicant's behalf and it is your responsibility to ensure your referees know how to provide your reference to us.

Degree certificate (if you have already graduated)

Personal statement or statement of purpose

Curriculum vitae (CV)

If English is not your first language, we require proof of your English language ability. If you have already taken an English language qualification, please include your certificate with your application. We may be willing to consider your application without this document, but if we choose to make you an offer, the conditions will include IELTS (or equivalent qualification).

“The MSc Biochemistry course at The University of Manchester gives you the opportunity to work with leading research labs investigating a wide range of subjects relating to the study of biological processes at the molecular and cellular level. As a result this course allows you to acquire a large number of new research skills during the two research projects.”

Hilary Ashe / Course Director

Course options

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Course description

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical properties of biologically important molecules and processes in cells and tissues. It deals with the structure and function of cellular components, such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biomolecules. Biochemical understanding is fundamental to all biological disciplines. While much of modern biochemistry aims to provide an understanding of fundamental biological processes at a molecular level, it also contributes to the solving of medical problems and the discovery of safe and effective drugs. This programme allows students to gain research experience in contemporary biochemistry, which may be a different area to their first degree, and professional skills, before deciding on a future career in industry or academic research.

This is a research focused master's course. We do not teach Biochemistry using a traditional lecture-based format; instead we use an interactive approach where you learn through seminars, workshops, small group tutorials and during your research placements.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £13,000
    International students (per annum): £23,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.