Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This course offers both taught components and extensive research experience for students with backgrounds in biological, chemical and physical sciences. It is particularly suitable for those who wish to gain both theoretical and practical research experience in the techniques of structural biology or biocomputing.

Course Modules

Compulsory modules: Literature survey and oral presentation MRes structural biology; thesis and viva MRes structural biology. You will begin by following taught modules from our web'based courses on principles of protein structure, techniques in structural molecular biology, or protein crystallography. Alternatively, there is the option of taking a bio'computing module from the bioinformatics with systems biology course.

Course Additional Entry

Biological, chemical or physical sciences degree, second class or better. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub'tests.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £13,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MRes £6,950  Academic year. First year home fees