Chemical Biology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English English
Local:$ 13 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 36.4 k / Year(s)  
11 place StudyQA ranking:4536 Duration:1 year

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Chemical Biology is an emerging discipline that sits at the interface of traditional chemistry and biology. It draws on the tools and ideas of modern Physical Sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and Engineering) and applies these to the solution of biological problems at the molecular level.

It is a discipline that is perfectly poised to address the next great challenge in biological science – to understand how gene products are used in and interact with the cellular environment.

The research element provides physical scientists with the ability to bridge disparate fields and gain the confidence to grapple with biomolecular research in a multidisciplinary environment.

Students can apply for a one-year stand-alone MRes course. 

The MRes consists of a nine-month interdisciplinary research project, taught courses in advanced cell biology and biochemistry, practical laboratory experience of biomolecular techniques, specialist lectures in transferable skills and group discussion sessions.

In term one, you choose a research project after discussion with academic staff during the first two weeks of the course. Each research project has at least one physical and one life sciences supervisor. Under the guidance of your supervisors, you write a literature report and research proposal for submission at the end of term.

CORE TAUGHT MATERIAL

  • Cell biology
  • Chemical Biology and Enzymology
  • Analytical Tools and Techniques
  • Physical Techniques in Biology
  • Molecular Basis of Cancer
  • Theoretical Approaches to Biology
  • Imaging in Chemistry and Biology
  • Single Cell Technologies

You begin term two with an assessment on the core lecture courses undertaken in term one. You also begin your research project in the laboratory.

Academic requirement: 2:1 degree or higher in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Engineering, from a UK institution or an equivalent overseas qualification.

English requirement: IELTS 6.5 (writing and speaking 6).

Tuition fees (2015–2016):

  • Home/EU 1 year full-time — £10,450
  • Overseas 1 year full-time — £29,300
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