Develop an understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of life, and its applications in health, medicine or food biosecurity, preparing you for a career in research or industry.
Biosciences research has a huge impact in helping people live longer and healthier lives. With the World Economic Forum identifying healthcare as one of the top 10 Global Challenges for 2030, there is a growing demand for specialists in this field. This course provides you with an understanding of the molecular basis of biological systems and focuses on applying this knowledge to improve human health and disease, food biosecurity and sustainable biotechnologies.
The unique course structure is designed in consultation with clinical and industrial partners to give you the specialist knowledge and practical skills needed for a career in molecular biosciences. You’ll gain extensive research experience by carrying out two research projects, working in dedicated postgraduate labs and with researchers from the Department of Biology & Biochemistry.
The course also includes a ‘Broadening horizons’ unit, giving you the opportunity to further strengthen your employability by doing a project addressing the challenges of global environmental sustainability. You’ll apply your skills related to either entrepreneurship, teaching, media and communication, or public engagement.
You’ll graduate with the specialist knowledge and employability skills for a career in further research, such as a PhD, or roles in academic, clinical, industrial or commercial sectors anywhere in the world.
Specialise in bioinformatics
Bioinformatics is an exciting and rapidly growing field in biology that offers career opportunities at the interface of biological and computational sciences. This interdisciplinary field applies computational approaches to analyse large biological datasets generated by the revolutionary technological advances in the field, including Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) and omics-based technologies.
You’ll work with researchers from our new Milner Centre for Evolution and other research groups, supported by teaching staff in the Department of Computer Science. You’ll learn to apply computational methods to answer biological questions ranging from bacterial epidemiology, healthy ageing and genomic medicine to evolution and conservation biology.
This course is for you if you’ve graduated from a bioscience, computer science, mathematics or technology background and you’re interested in a career within the field of bioinformatics.
Other specialist areas available on this course include Microbiology, Medical Biosciences and Biotechnology.
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