Contacts

Course director

DR TONY SOUTHALL

 

Course CO-director

DR KLEONIKI GOUNARIS

 

Course Administrator

Lucy Barron

 

 

This is a full-time one-year research-based course that provides a highly specialised biochemical education and practical training. It will give you the fundamental skills to enable you to enter a research career in modern biochemical research in industry or academia.

There is considerable flexibility and you will be able to focus on specialist subjects consistent with your interests and career intentions. This course will be of great benefit to graduates in biochemistry, biology, structural biology and related disciplines.

Graduates with at least an upper second class honours degree and a commitment to a career in biochemical research are welcome to apply.

 

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Course Content

You will be trained in the fundamental skills that will enable you to enter a research career. There is considerable flexibility and you will be able to focus on specialist subjects consistent with your interests and career intentions. Research projects are available in the wide range of subjects and choices are made in consultation with expert staff.

Research project areas

  • Biological chemistry
  • Biological structure and function
  • Biophysics
  • Cell and molecular biology, including neurosciences
  • Molecular microbiology and infection
  • Structural biology
  • Glycobiology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular biosciences
  • Plant and microbial sciences

Compulsory modules

  • Induction
  • Three 15 or 16 week research projects, each assessed by a 7,000 word report and a viva.
  • Three research presentations
  • Safety course
  • Technical workshops
  • Research seminars and tutorials
  • Transferable skills training

Workshops and Master Classes in transferable skills are organised by the Graduate School.

 

Entry Requirements

Graduates with a 2.1 Honours degree in a biosciences-based subject from a UK academic institution or an equivalent overseas qualification are welcome to apply.

The College English requirements can be found here: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/requirements/english/

 

Links with Employers

Imperial College works closely with employers and industry, including Industrial Advisory Panels to design Master’s courses which provide graduates with technical knowledge, expertise and transferable skills and to encourage students to take internships and placements. All Master’s courses are designed with employer needs in mind with some Master’s courses accredited by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies.

How to Apply

Applications are made online at: http://www.imperial.ac.uk/study/pg/apply/

 

Fees and Funding

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