The course is aimed at students (UK, EU and overseas) who wish to gain valuable training in molecular biology (theoretical and practical) as it is applied to medicine. The course is designed to appeal to both basic and clinical scientists, and will provide basic training for those wishing to pursue a career in scientific medical research.
Medical, dentistry, veterinary and basic science graduates with a good degree in any biological science (such as biochemistry, genetics) or chemistry are eligible to apply. For medically qualified students, the course will provide a good background for further research (especially for those who were unable to do the intercalated BSc). For the most able students, this MSc will provide an excellent training if they wish to follow up with a PhD. The skills acquired on the course will also be of value for those wishing to pursue a career in industry, clinical service or related disciplines.