Structural Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    5750
    Tuition (Year)
    3975
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language

About

Our modular distance learning programme provides you with a grounding in the structure of proteins, and the main techniques that are used to study protein structure. This programme is designed to give the theoretical background required to use this range of methods.

Why study this course at Birkbeck?

  • Study by distance learning, wherever you are in the world, with our internet-based teaching.
  • Graduates are well placed to study for PhDs, start professional research careers, or change disciplines to encompass this important area of modern molecular biology.
  • Part of the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, a joint initiative with University College London.

Programme Structure

The programme consists of 3 Postgraduate Certificate programmes (worth 60 credits each). You may choose which 2 modules you wish to study, but we suggest you study Principles of Protein Structure first.

  • Principles of Protein Structure: introduces the structure of proteins and how that structure is related to both a protein’s sequence and its function.
  • Techniques in Structural Molecular Biology: gives a wide overview of the theoretical background of all the techniques commonly used in structural biology research. 
  • Protein Crystallography: a specialist course for students who are following, or who intend to follow, a career in this area. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We recommend you apply as early as possible. Later applications may also be considered, subject to availability of places.
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
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English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

Degree in science, computing or mathematics, or equivalent qualification, or relevant work experience.

International entry requirements

If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.

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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 5750 International
  • GBP 3975 EU/EEA

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