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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.

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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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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Course highlights

  • Study at a Top 10 University, on a course designed in consultation with clinical and industrial partners to give you the skills employers are looking for.
  • Develop considerable knowledge in your specialist area, as well as a broad understanding of molecular biosciences.
  • Gain extensive research experience by carrying out two separate research projects.
  • Work in dedicated postgraduate labs to give you the laboratory exposure and specialist skills required by industry.
  • Work with leading researchers from both the Department of Biology & Biochemistry and Milner Centre for Evolution.
  • Further strengthen your employability with a project addressing the challenges of global environment sustainability, applying skills related to either entrepreneurship, teaching, media and communication, or public engagement.
  • Get support from your dedicated Personal Tutor who you can go to for academic and non-academic support.

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.

Prefer a master's in Biotechnology?

If you would prefer to study Biotechnology, you can find out more about our two new courses with specialisms in Healthcare Technologies and Sustainable Biotechnologies by signing up to our webinar on Tuesday 18 October 2022 from 1pm to 2pm (BST).