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MScMolecular Medicine

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This flexible course focuses on the molecular and genetic factors of human diseases. Understanding those factors is crucial to the development of therapies.

Core modules cover the fundamentals. You choose specialist modules from the pathway that interests you most.

We also give you practical lab training to prepare you for your research project. The project is five months of invaluable laboratory experience: planning, carrying out, recording and reporting your own research.

Programme structure

Core modules

Scientific Information and Research Design
From Genome to Gene Function
Genome and Sequence Analysis
Research Literature Review
Human Disease Genetics
Modulating Immunity
Practical Laboratory Training

Optional modules

There are five optional pathways:

Genetics Mechanisms pathway

Modelling Protein Interactions
Gene Networks: Models and Functions

Microbes and Infection pathway

Virulence Mechanisms of Viruses, Fungi and Protozoa
Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenicity
Characterisation of Bacterial Virulence Determinants

Experimental medicine pathway

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Disease
Model Systems in Research
Novel Therapies

Cancer pathway

Molecular Basis of Tumourigenesis and Metastasis
Molecular Techniques in Cancer Research
Molecular Approaches to Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Cardiovascular pathway

Vascular Cell Biology
Experimental Models of Vascular Disease
Vascular Disease Therapy and Clinical Practice


Laboratory demonstrations
Computer practicals
Student presentations


Assessment is continuous. Most modules are assessed by:
Written assignments
Written exams
Verbal presentations
A thesis (possibly with a viva voce) is used to assess the research project

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States