Duration: Full-time MSc - 12 months
Application deadline: 30 June (international) / 31 August (home/EU)
Entry requirements: First degree (UK 1st or 2:1 or international equivalent) in a relevant subject.
Language requirements: IELTS 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each of the four components) or equivalent. Applicants narrowly missing this requirement may be eligible for a combined offer.
MSc in Protein Structure and Function
This programme focuses on the integration of structural biology and bioinformatics approaches in order to understand the activity of proteins, including enzymes, antibodies and receptors, at a molecular level.
This understanding provides a platform for techniques such as structure-based drug design, biocatalysis and protein engineering, which are the basis for many recent advances in biotechnology.
The MSc programmes in Biology & Biochemistry are designed for students who wish to specialise further in a particular field or wish to change direction from their first degree (in a related area).If you already have extensive and relevant research experience and would like to specialise, you might consider an MRes programme.
Why study Biology and Biochemistry with us?
- Biology & Biochemistry ranked 2nd in the Sunday Times University Guide 2013
- 90% of our research judged to be internationally recognised, excellent or world-leading
- Our current research funding portfolio stands at £14 million, supporting internationally excellent research in the biosciences
What will I learn?
The aim of each of our MSc programmes in Biology and Biochemistry is to provide professional-level training that will develop highly skilled bioscientists with strong theoretical, research and transferable skills, all of which are necessary to work at the forefront of modern biosciences.
For further information please see our department pages
At a glance
|Compulsory Taught Units (18 credits)||Compulsory Taught Units (18 credits)||Research Project
|Critical review of literature (6 credits)||Critical review of literature (6 credits)|
|Research training and support skills (12 credits)||Research training support skills (12 credits)|
|Optional Taught Units (30 credits)||Optional Taught Units (24 credits)|
|Select 3 to 4 units (18 to 24 credits)||Select 3 to 4 (18 to 24 credits)|
Available 6-credit units include:
- Protein synthesis, folding and turnover
- Enzymes: mechanisms, evolution and control in integrated biological systems
- Enzymes in biotechnology & medicine
- Structural biology in biotechnology & medicine
- Molecular Immunology
- Medical biochemistry
Since graduating, our students have gone on to employment or further research at institutions in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.
Recent employers include:
- Morvus-Technology Ltd
- Royal United Hospital, Bath
- Ministry of Defence
- State Intellectual Property Office, Beijing
- Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Oxford University
- Salisbury Foundation Trust Hospital