University of Leeds: Molecular Medicine
|Institution||University of Leeds|
|Department||School of Medicine|
|Telephone||0113 343 0806|
The MSc in Molecular Medicine gives you the opportunity to develop as a scientist or scientifically-literate clinician through an advanced understanding of the molecular basis of many diseases and their treatments.
**Make an impact**
You’ll study how to apply molecular approaches to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of a range of cancers, chronic, autoimmune and genetic diseases. You’ll also carry out a research project in one of these areas within a research group at the forefront of the field. Project supervision is assured by outstanding academics and clinicians working on cutting-edge research.
This flexible course allows you to develop core scientific skills and follow your professional interests with a choice of optional modules. You'll be part of a world-renowned School and will be taught by internationally recognised scholars.
The Programme Leader is Dr Thomas Hughes.
The MSc course comprises 180 credits. You may choose to exit the course at an earlier stage, with either a PG Certificate (60 credits) or a PG Diploma (120 credits).
|Level||RQF Level 7|
A bachelor degree with a 2:1 (hons) in a relevant subject (biological sciences or possibly natural sciences) or equivalent qualification.
This course is also available as an intercalated programme to students who have completed three years of a UK medical degree and are normally ranked in the top 50% of their year of study. Read more at Intercalation.
English language requirements
A major objective of the coures is to train you to formulate your own ideas and express them logically, and this will be tested in every module assessment.
A typical module will be assessed by two assignments. Assessments include written assignments, as well as delivering presentations and posters, and leading discussions.
The MSc course comprises 180 credits. You may choose to exit the programme at an earlier stage, with either a PG Certificate (60 credits) or a PG Diploma (120 credits).
You’ll build core scientific skills through four compulsory modules studied over two terms. Alongside these, your optional modules (two each term) allow you to tailor your study to your interests. Modules typically last 11 weeks.
Throughout the course you will:
gain an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles, application and potential of molecular medicine
learn techniques in the field of molecular biology, immunology, cell biology and chemistry
be able to engage in research projects using the latest technologies that generate results with scientific impact and the potential for improving patient health
learn to critically evaluate current issues in molecular medicine, translate research findings into clinical applications, and recognise commercial opportunities.
You’ll spend approximately four months on your individual research project, which usually runs from April to August. The research project allows you to work as part of a research team in a cutting edge discipline. You’ll also spend two months working on writing your research proposal and learning laboratory skills in Preparing for the Research Project module in January and February.
You will have a wide choice of research opportunities in Applied Health Research, Cancer and Pathology, Cardiovascular, Genes and Development and Musculoskeletal Research. You select your project from a range of research projects offered to MSc Molecular Medicine students.
The research project is based in one of the research laboratories at the St James’s University Hospital campus.
|Location||University of Leeds|
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