Brunel University London

Course Introduction

The course aims to provide students with specialist theoretical and practical knowledge and experience of cellular, molecular biology and genetics, and their application to the study of a variety of human diseases. The course will focus on developing research skills and is designed to enable you to develop the ability to become an independent and creative scientist.

Course Modules

Modules include: research planning; clinical cytogenetics; genomic technologies; genomic and molecular medicine; molecular mechanisms of human disease; research dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

A recent UK 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in the field of biosciences. Other qualifications including equivalent internationally recognised qualification or relevant experience from health professionals (e.g. doctors; nurses; MLSOs) will be assessed on an individual basis and a request for completion of an online biological test in molecular and cell biology may be required. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas); TOEFL paper'based test 550 (with a minimum of 4 in the test of written English); TOEFL internet'based test 79 (with a minimum of 18 in reading, 17 in listening, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing); Pearson 51 (with a minimum of 51 in all areas); or BruneELT 60 per cent (with a minimum of 55 per cent in all areas).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £17,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,350  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,600  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,175  Academic year. First year home fees