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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 11.8k / 2015-16
  • Foreign: $ 33.6k / 2015-16
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 819pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    This research-based course provides a highly specialised biochemical education and practical training.

    It will give you the fundamental skills to enable you to enter a research career in modern biochemical research in industry or academia.

    There is considerable flexibility and you will be able to focus on specialist subjects consistent with your interests and career intentions.

    This course will be of great benefit to graduates in biochemistry, biology, structural biology and related disciplines.

    MODULES

    • Induction
    • Three 16 or 17 week research projects, each assessed by a 7,000 word report and a viva (oral examination)
    • Three research presentations
    • Safety course
    • Technical workshops
    • Research seminars and tutorials
    • Transferable skills training

    Seminars and practical demonstrations involving instruments and methodologies related to modern biochemical research include subjects such as mass spectrometry, spectroscopy, electrophoresis, DNA analysis and immunology, the use of computers for data analysis, information searching and retrieval, and molecular modelling.

    The workshops and seminars in transferable skills are organised by the Graduate School.

    You carry out three individual research projects over the course of the year, each lasting 16–17 weeks. Research projects are available in a wide range of subjects and you will make your choice in consultation with expert staff. The research project areas are:

    • Biological chemistry
    • Biological structure and function
    • Biophysics
    • Cell and molecular biology, including neurosciences
    • Molecular microbiology and infection
    • Structural biology
    • Glycobiology
    • Immunology
    • Molecular biosciences
    • Plant and microbial sciences

     


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


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    Graduates with a first class or upper second class Honours degree and a commitment to a career in biochemical research are welcome to apply.

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