MSc Cell Biology: The University of Manchester

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MSc Cell Biology: The University of Manchester, The Graduate Office, Faculty of Life Sciences, The University of Manchester, Simon Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 Months full-time
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Course description

Cell Biology lies at the heart of today's central questions in the biological sciences. Research in Cell Biology is crucial to understand the inner workings of animals, plants and bacteria. It is central to diverse subjects including cell communication, cell division and cell motility. Importantly, their understanding of Cell Biology will undoubtedly help in the quest for treatments for major diseases, including cancer. This programme will give you the unique opportunity to consider the most exciting current problems in cell biology under the guidance of leading experts in Cell Biology. You will gain training and experience in the concepts and techniques used in cutting edge research in cell biology and it's application in widespread fields of research. Importantly, you will have the opportunity to directly apply these ideas in your research projects.

The diverse fields studied and large number of leading researchers employing Cell Biological approaches in Manchester permits you to perform your studies in the area you find most stimulating. Through this programme, you will have a unique opportunity to define the mechanisms that define and regulate the function of cells and organisms.

Career opportunities

This course will provide training in transferable and subject specific skills. Your experiences of group based activities and presentations will be valuable in scientific and non-scientific careers. Your general scientific training will provide you with invaluable skills for a career in academic research, further study (e.g. PhD) or in industrial research. Finally, the widespread impact of Cell Biology on diverse subject areas will provide you with experiences in diverse subject areas and permit you to work within almost any area in the Biological Sciences.

Entry requirements

  • Academic entry qualification overview: A First or Upper Second class honours degree, or the overseas equivalent, in a biological or medical sciences discipline. Exceptional applicants with a 2:2 with some research experience or equivalence would also be considered.
  • English language: For MSc applicants whose first language is not English an IELTS score of 6.5 in each component, TOEFL 577 (paper based), TOEFL 233 (computer based) or TOEFL 90 (internet based) is required as a minimum.

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