University of Glasgow: Molecular Genetics
|Institution||University of Glasgow View institution profile|
|Department||School of Life Sciences|
|Telephone||0141 330 4515|
This Masters programme in Biomedical Sciences offers research training for those intending to proceed to PhD. It is largely based on individual research projects rather than coursework, and allows you to specialise is a particular area of study.
**Academic contact: email@example.com
Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow
MRes: 12 months full-time**
**WHY THIS PROGRAMME**
Ranked amongst the world top 100 for biological sciences.
This MRes Biomedical Science provides training in a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques required to pursue a research career.
You will gain valuable practical research experience by using the skills and techniques acquired during the programme to complete two extensive research projects.
This programme is distinctive in that students complete two different extensive research projects of their choice, allowing them to acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills directly relevant to the study of human disease.
If you are aiming to study for a higher biomedical science degree, this programme is designed for you.
If you want to enter the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, this programme provides excellent training and is an ideal introduction for overseas students who may wish to proceed to PhD biomedical science studies in the UK.
You can choose to specialise within a particular discipline or area, which can be important for career development, see programme structure below for more information.
The overall aims of the programme are to provide you with
- the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to pursue a career in laboratory research.
- a theoretical and practical understanding of advanced techniques used in modern biomedical sciences research.
- the opportunity to practice research skills in the laboratory by completing two extensive research projects.
**Core courses include:**
- Molecular genetics of Disease
- Higher Skills in Biomedical Sciences
- Two individual 12 week research projects (By undertaking these two research projects in a cognate research area, MRes students can choose to specialise in a particular discipline or area.)
**Programme alteration or discontinuation**
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.
This program will prepare you for careers within life sciences, particularly those in which research plays a key role. You will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills to allow you to progress as a researcher or as a basis to pursue a PhD within the life sciences or medical sciences.
Previous students have gained employment within:
Contract Research Organisations
Research Development Management
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnical Industries
Masters in Research (MRes)
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
A second class Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account.
International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.
English language requirements
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
Common equivalent English language qualifications
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
◾CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.
The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:
|Location||University of Glasgow|
University of Glasgow
|EU||8000 GBP for Whole course|
|England||8000 GBP for Whole course|
|Northern Ireland||8000 GBP for Whole course|
|Scotland||8000 GBP for Whole course|
|Wales||8000 GBP for Whole course|
|International||21020 GBP for Whole course|
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