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Molecular Biosciences master's at Bath

Learn from those at the forefront of biomedical science and help solve real-world problems facing healthcare, food biosecurity and environmental sustainability.

Our MSc Molecular Biosciences courses (with or without placement), give you a broad understanding of the molecular basis of different biological systems and how they can be utilised to address some of the world's biggest challenges.

Course highlights

  • Study at a Top 10 University
  • Develop specialist knowledge and a broad understanding of molecular biosciences
  • Gain laboratory experience and specialist skills required by industry in dedicated postgraduate laboratories
  • Work with leading researchers from both the Department of Life Sciences and Milner Centre for Evolution
  • Receive both academic and non-academic support from your dedicated Personal Tutor
  • Gain professional experience and industry knowledge through an optional placement

Research projects

On all of our courses, you'll undertake two research projects working with researchers from across the university; a group project based in the lab and a lab-based or non-lab based project. These projects will give you extensive research experience, helping you stand out when applying for jobs or a PhD.

Improve your employability with a placement

Take advantage of our links with industry and apply for a science placement during your course.


Going on a placement gives you the opportunity to apply your skills and knowledge during a year working in industry. You’ll be able to make contacts and try out future career options to see if it’s what you really want to do and broaden your experience and transferable skills, often while earning a salary.

Placements in industry are valuable for developing essential workplace skills such as:

  • Improving your problem-solving abilities
  • Time management
  • Prioritising tasks to meet deadlines.

You’ll also have the chance to put what you’ve learned so far on your course to practical use.

Placement opportunities can’t be guaranteed, but you will receive tailored support from our specialist team to help you secure a placement.

Molecular Biosciences (Bioinformatics) MSc


Study at the interface of biological and computational sciences and help address the world’s biggest challenges in health, food biosecurity and environmental sustainability. You'll gain an understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems, with a focus on the increasingly crucial role bioinformatics plays in modern biosciences.

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Molecular Biosciences (Medical Biosciences) MSc


Develop your understanding of human disease and learn to apply cutting-edge methodologies to help tackle global health challenges. You'll gain an understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems, with a focus on how medical biosciences can address some of the world's biggest challenges in human health and disease.

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Medical Biosciences stream: MSc Molecular Biosciences at Bath from University of Bath on Vimeo

Molecular Biosciences (Microbiology) MSc


Learn about the application of contemporary microbiology in health, food biosecurity and environmental sustainability to help address the world’s biggest challenges. You'll gain a broad understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems, with a focus on microbes and their role in disease, developing new medicines, improving food biosecurity and environmental sustainability.

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