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Birkbeck, University of London: Analytical Bioscience

Institution Birkbeck, University of London View institution profile
Department School of Natural Sciences
Telephone 0203 907 0700
Study type Taught


Our analytical bioscience postgraduate course provides hands-on experience and training in a wide range of analysis techniques and instrumentation used in the molecular biosciences, biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors.

This degree in analytical bioscience is designed to allow flexibility in attendance requirements and offers the opportunity to complete a novel research project in one of our excellent research laboratories.

We offer this course as a Master’s and Postgraduate Diploma. For the Diploma, you study fewer modules and do not complete a dissertation.


  • Part of the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, a joint initiative with University College London.

  • Birkbeck offers you state-of-the-art instrumental and computing facilities, with the possibility of collaborating with industry.

  • Working with the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology we also provide a seminar programme and skills training across disciplines.

  • In the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF), in a joint submission with UCL, Biological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 11th in the UK, with a research environment supporting world-leading and internationally excellent research.

  • The MSc is a very flexible modular course: one-third is delivered by distance learning, allowing you to combine study with other commitments.

Careers and employability

Graduates can pursue career paths in the health sector, academic research, toxicology and pharmaceuticals. Possible professions include:

  • analytical chemist

  • biomedical scientist

  • research scientist (life sciences)

  • toxicologist

  • clinical research associate

  • science writer

  • scientific laboratory technician.

We offer a comprehensive careers service - Careers and Enterprise - your career partner during your time at Birkbeck and beyond. At every stage of your career journey, we empower you to take ownership of your future, helping you to make the connection between your experience, education and future ambitions.


Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Birkbeck, part of the University of London, offers nearly 300 taught and research postgraduate programmes across arts and humanities, business and economics, law, science and social science. As an evening teaching specialist, Birkbeck offers its taught postgraduate courses between 6-9pm, with some courses available through distance learning. As with undergraduate courses, postgraduates can study full-time or part-time.

Home to 44 research and specialist institutes, Birkbeck is the sixth largest provider of taught postgrad courses for UK and EU students - some 44% of its 11,000-plus students are on postgrad programmes. Around 90% of its academics are active in research, and …

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