Structural Molecular Biology

Postgraduate structural molecular biology course provides you with excellent training and education in the core knowledge and skills required by scientists concerned with structural molecular biology methods relating to protein and cellular structural analysis.

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MSc (Hons) Structural Molecular Biology


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Degree Overview

MSc and Postgraduate Diploma in Structural Molecular Biology: The MSc and PG Dip are taught through a combination of on-campus and online teaching with lots of opportunity for you to gain hands-on experience in our world-class research laboratories. We offer you:
– an in-depth introduction to the field of molecular bioscience
– knowledge of the core areas of structural biology needed to study biological molecules and more complex samples
– an opportunity to gain understanding of molecular microbiology techniques
– training in research skills, covering both a wide range of laboratory methods as well as statistics and data handling.
On the MSc, you will then be able to extend your skills and knowledge further with the completion of an independent experimental research project within one of our research groups.

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  • You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the university over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Birkbeck's world-class researchers contribute to our structural molecular biology courses. Along with University College London, Birkbeck is also part of the leading research-based Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology.

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.

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