The MSc in Drug Discovery and Protein Biotechnology is offered by The University of Edinburgh.This programme will cover the design and potential uses of different families of proteins.
Our programme aims to:
Graduates from our programme have:
Wide range of career prospectsY
ou will achieve a highly-respected masters degree from a world-class University; distance learning is not distinguished on the degree certificate because we consider our degrees to be of equal value to a campus-based programme.The benefits of these programmes include:
Year one of the programme will involve six taught courses. Each course is five weeks in duration.Compulsory courses
All courses offered in year two of the programme are compulsory. Each course is five weeks in duration.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
Our programmes are normally completed in three years but the timescale is flexible. You can complete an MSc within two years, but you may take up to six years to finish your studies.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).
You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
You will need at least the equivalent of a UK 2:1 honours degree at undergraduate level in a biological subject. Other scientific backgrounds are considered on a case-by-case basis. You may also need proven proficiency in English.
You will need at least a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its equivalent, in one or more of the following areas:
University level maths is required. If you have a background in physics, mathematics or other related sciences you may also be considered.
We encourage applications from people who haven’t formally studied in a while, and particularly people on career breaks. These applications are considered on a case-by-case basis, and courses have been designed to provide self-study material to bring all students up to the level of each course.
If you’re not sure whether you have the required background, please send details of your qualifications and a copy of your transcript to our Recruitment and Admissions team before applying so we can assess your suitability.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)
£930 per 10 credits for both EU and International students.
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