Molecular Medicine MSc

Key Facts

  • Level

    Master'sPG

    MSc
  • Duration

    Full Time: 1 year
    Part Time: up to 3 years

  • Starting

    September

  • Fees UK 24/25

    Full Time: £8,250
    Part Time: £920 (per 20 credits)

  • Fees International 24/25

    Full Time: £16,995

  • Location

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

UK/EU Students enquiries

study@northampton.ac.uk
0300 303 2772

International Students enquiries

international@northampton.ac.uk
+44 (0)1604 893981

Programme Leader

Jodie Score

Overview


Course previously titled Molecular Bioscience MSc.

The University of Northampton’s Molecular Medicine MSc is aimed at individuals with prior knowledge of, or keen interest in, molecular medicine, genetics and genomics, and through our supportive environment you will develop your knowledge and understanding of key aspects of molecular medicine. You will have the opportunity to tailor your studies to your own interests through a selection of relevant modules.

The Molecular Medicine MSc programme supports you to develop your knowledge and understanding and is aimed at individuals with prior knowledge of, or keen interest in, molecular medicine and genetics and genomics.

Areas of focus include immunological cancers, diagnosis and mechanisms of bacterial infections and antimicrobial resistance, the pathology of neuromuscular disorders, neurological and neurodegenerative disease and the role of bioenergetics in health and disease.

Whether you wish to follow an applied career in bioscience or go on to further study at PhD level, this molecular medicine programme gives you the skills, qualification and insight to follow your dreams.

Updated 30/05/2024

Highlights


  • Subject specific modules in molecular medicine to meet your career aspirations.
  • Well-equipped biomedical science laboratories for learning and research.
  • Apply and develop your skills in a practical setting.
  • Choice of work placement or laboratory applied practice, using a variety of molecular bioscience techniques.
  • Negotiated learning to focus on your interests
  • Motivated and research active tutors.
  • Guest talks from industry experts, with a focus on career development

Course Content


  • Students study six modules over one year full time, or two years if studying part time on this molecular medicine masters. You will follow subject specific and Research Methods modules and undertake a research project in your area of interest that gives an individual focus, whilst also integrating you into the Molecular Biosciences Research Group within the University’s Research Centre for Physical Activity and Life Sciences. You can find out more about the research interests and expertise of the Bioscience team on the Department of Science research profiles page.

    In the Molecular Medicine module, you will study interdisciplinary approaches to understanding normal and pathological systems and processes at the molecular level, including novel treatments and drug development. In Genes and Genomics, you will gain in-depth knowledge of both molecular genetics and genomics, including bioinformatics and large data analyses with a focus upon novel technologies.

    You will study a Current Topics module, which allows you to choose relevant and cutting-edge issues in molecular medicine, working independently to pursue your own interests with the support of a supervising tutor.

    To improve your employability, apply your skills and build your social capital, you will also complete 150 hours of Applied Practice with an option of a work placement* or a laboratory-based module, featuring key molecular techniques and a problem based independent project, designed to increase your employability after your course.

    *Securing a work placement will be supported by staff but not guaranteed.

    Modules

    In order to achieve the MSc in Molecular Medicine, students must meet all requirements of this award map.

    • SLSM012  Molecular Medicine – 20 credits
    • SLSM015  Current topics in Molecular Bioscience – 20 credits
    • SLSM014  Genetics and Genomics – 20 credits
    • SPOM019  Applied Practice – 40 credits
    • SLSM013  Molecular Bioscience Dissertation – 60 credits
    • SLSM011  Research Methods Quantitative Statistical Analyses – 20 credits
  • You will need to have a minimum 2.2 class honours degree in a Biological Science from a UK university or international equivalent in order to be eligible to apply for the Molecular Medicine MSc course.

    For more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands
      for study at master’s level

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

  • 2024/25 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 24/25 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £8,250
    • UK – Part Time: £920 per 20 credit module.
    • International – Full Time: £16,995
    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for the molecular medicine MSc course for students beginning their studies in September 2023. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

    2023/24 Tuition Fees

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 23/24 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    • UK – Full Time: £8,010
    • UK – Part Time: £890 per 20 credit module.
    • International – Full Time: £16,500
    Additional costs

    There are no additional costs for this course for students beginning their studies in September 2023. Should this change, applicants and students will be contacted by the university with details of the costs.

     

    Master’s Loans

    If you are starting a master’s course in 2024/25 either full-time or part-time* you may be able to apply for a master’s loan through Student Finance England.

    *The maximum period of study allowed for part-time courses is two years.

     

    For information on the scholarships available to you, please see our scholarships page.

    For more information about possible funding options, please visit our Fees and Funding pages.

Staff


Jamal Nasir, Associate Professor in Human Genetics & Genomics
Jamal Nasir

Associate Professor in Human Genetics & Genomics


Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

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David Young, Senior Lecturer in Molecular Bioscience
David Young

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Bioscience


Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology

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Saul Cuttell, Senior Lecturer in Sports & Exercise Science
Saul Cuttell

Senior Lecturer in Sports & Exercise Science


Faculty of Health, Education and Society

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Facilities and Special Features


  • Experienced subject specialists actively researching and publishing in their fields.
  • Opportunities to attend and present research at international conferences.
  • Independently focused areas of study fully supported.
  • Great links with local academic, industrial and clinical partners.

Bioscience Laboratories


UON's Bioscience laboratories offer well-equipped, specialist facilities

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