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MScMolecular Cell Biology

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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Overview

Interested? To learn more about this study programme, entry requirements and application process, please contact one of our consultants in a country nearest to you.

Programme structure

Molecular Biology (20 cp) – During this module, you’ll consolidate your knowledge of the molecular biology of prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and how to prove hoe genomes are mutated, analysed and manipulated in the detection, study and therapy of disease. You’ll study the control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and the control at transcriptional, post-transcriptional (RNAi, microRNA) and translational levels.

Cell Culture and Antibody Technology (20 cp) – You’ll explore the scientific basis of cell culture and antibody technologies, and assess how they’re used to solve problems in biotechnology, molecular biosciences, and biomedical sciences. You’ll look at the relationship between cell and antibody technologies, as well as other technologies, particularly recombinant DNA technology and how these may develop in the future.

Biology of Disease (20 cp) – You’ll gain an understanding of the pathogenesis of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and kidney fibrosis. The lectures and seminars examine cancer aetiology, the genotypic and phenotypic properties associated with tumour progression, metastasis, and the current approaches to cancer gene therapy and immunotherapy.

Business and Enterprise (20 cp) – You’ll approach ideas generation in a creative manner to understand the role of new business concepts, and their development in the biosciences industry. You’ll explore all aspects of starting up a new biosciences company, including new product development, marketing and research, pricing, distribution, and promotion.

Techniques in Macromolecular Analysis (20 cp) – Appraisal of modern techniques used to study and test biological principles

Research Methods and Bioethics (20 cp) – This module encourages you to think beyond your own subject, and interact accordingly. You’ll gain a solid foundation in literature review, research design and planning, data analysis and a poster presentation by focusing your studies on a related ethical issue. Ethical issues in research will also be explored, as you discover when and how to obtain ethical clearance in accordance with ethical governance at NTU.

Research Project (60 cp) – In consultation with a supervisor at NTU, you’ll select a research topic comprising an original, defined research question (or series of such questions), and develop a written research proposal for the Project. You’ll then present this proposal as part of the Research Methods and Bioethics module.

Career opportunities

This course cultivates the professional skills, experience and knowledge necessary to pursue a wide range of careers within the field of biosciences. Graduates are well versed in current relevant ethical issues, with an understanding of how these impact on business, making them a valuable addition to any company.

The Sandwich-route course offers you the opportunity to take a one-year placement or serveral smaller placements. If you start your course in September / October then you will complete your placement following your taught modules and research project. If you start in January you will complete one term of taught modules and your project and then go on placement before returning to NTU for your final term of modules.

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application period has ended
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2022/23
Application period has ended
Notes
Please see the university profile or contact us for the deadlines that apply to you

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States