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MSc Molecular Pathology at The University of Manchester
MSc Molecular Pathology
Develop skills for a career in clinical practice, the NHS, diagnostic laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry or academic research.

MSc Molecular Pathology / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
Master of Science
1 year full time, 3 or 4 years part time
Entry requirements

We require an undergraduate degree (normally an Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in a relevant biomedical subject, including medicine and nursing. Flexibility on entrance requirements will be applied to candidates with proven appropriate extensive professional experience.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

20 places

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require with your form.

We recommend you apply as early as possible; the formal deadline is the end of July. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert N Y N N

Course overview

  • Learn about a field of critical importance to translational medicine, with a unique focus on the molecular analysis of tissue samples.
  • Four MRC studentships are available to fund tuition fees for 2018 entry for part-time study only.
  • Study at a university ranked 9th in the UK and among the top 50 in the world for medicine (QS World University Rankings 2018).
  • Choose optional units to suit specific interests, such as proteomics and chemical pathology.
  • Connect with colleagues and related opportunities across the UK through our association with the network of MRC and EPSRC-funded Molecular Pathology nodes.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

If you are a medical student considering intercalation on this course you can find out more at our Intercalation Information Day on the 17th October 2018.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2018, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,750
    International students (per annum): £22,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1 £3,900; Year 2 £3,900; Year 3 £1,950
    International students (per annum): Year 1 £8,800, Year 2 £8,800, Year 3 £4,400
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £2,600
  • PGCert (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,950


  • There are four MRC studentships available for part-time study for September 2018 entry. The closing date is  13 July 2018 . To be eligible for the studentship you must be:
  • a UK/EU national;
  • a resident in the EU;
  • an offer holder for the MSc Molecular Pathology part-time course.

All eligible offer holders will be considered for the MRC Scholarships. You do not need to submit a separate application. Competition for these studentships is extremely high, so please ensure you submit your application for the programme in time.

The MRC studentships provide full tuition fees for the MSc course. They will be awarded according to your academic record, professional experience and performance at interview.

For further enquiries, please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Team .

Alumni Bursary

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an Alumni Bursary of £1000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught Master's programmes in 2018. The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2017 or are graduating in 2018
  • hold a first class honours degree
  • have home or overseas fee status
  • are applying for full or part time study
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the Alumni Bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health