This course starts in September 2020

Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology MSc

Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology MSc

Key information

Duration:
1 year full time
Start date:
September 2020
Apply by:
1 August 2020 (international), 1 September 2020 (UK/EU)
  • 90% of Biological Sciences research quality was rated as world-leading or internationally-excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014)
Most biological disciplines rely on analyses at the molecular level and the use of molecular biology to manipulate genes and proteins. Our MSc will train you to become an active and engaged researcher in this field.
 
You’ll spend a large part of your course researching real biological problems in a research-active laboratory. You'll closely interact with your supervisor and becoming part of their research group.
 
Our collaborative links with the Genome Damage and Stability Centre, Brighton and Sussex Medical School and Sussex Neuroscience will give you opportunities to experience cutting-edge research projects across many areas of modern bioscience.
 
Our state-of-the-art facilities include the Sussex Centre for Advanced Microscopy.
I learned a range of new skills including cell culture, cloning, electroporation and TIRF microscopy. I now pick up new techniques very quickly in my current role.Hannah Teehan
Research Transfer Scientist at Bioline

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements

You should normally have a lower second-class (2.2) undergraduate honours degree or above.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please select your country from the list.

Argentina

Degree requirements

Licenciado/Titulo with a final mark of at least 6.0-7.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Australia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Azerbaijan

Degree requirements

Magistr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4 or 81%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bahrain

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 2.5/4.0 (Grade C+).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Bangladesh

Degree requirements

Masters degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brazil

Degree requirements

Bacharel, Licenciado or professional title with a final mark of at least 7.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Brunei

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second class lower division or GPA 2.7/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Canada

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 (grade B).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Chile

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of 4.5-5.0/7 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

China

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 62%-80% depending on your university.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both a Degree Certificate and Graduation Certificate.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Colombia

Degree requirements

Licenciado with ‘Acreditacion de alta calidad’ and a GPA of 3.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Cyprus

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Ptychion with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ecuador

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 15/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Egypt

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a university with an overall grade of at least 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

France

Degree requirements

Licence with mention assez bien or Maîtrise with final mark of at least 12.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Germany

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree or Magister Artium with a final mark of 2.7 or better.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Ghana

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from a public university with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Greece

Degree requirements

Ptychion from an AEI with a final mark of at least 6.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hong Kong

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

India

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of at least 50-65% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Indonesia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree from an 'A' accredited university with GPA 2.8/4.0. 

Bachelors degree from a 'B' accredited university with GPA 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Iran

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (Licence or Karshenasi) with a final mark of at least 14.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Italy

Degree requirements

Diploma di Laurea with an overall mark of at least 101.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Japan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a minimum C/GPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Jordan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or 75%.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kazakhstan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall mark of 3.75 or better (on a scale of 1-5)/GPA 2,67.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kenya

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Kuwait

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Lebanon

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or 13/20.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malawi

Degree requirements

Masters degree, depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Malaysia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.7/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Mexico

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nepal

Degree requirements

Masters degree with overall mark of 70%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Nigeria

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with second-class lower division or CGPA of at least 2.5-3.0/5.0 depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Norway

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall grade of C.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Oman

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Pakistan

Degree requirements

Four-year bachelors degree with overall grade of 65% or Masters with 55%

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Palestine

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with at least 70% or GPA of at least 3.0/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Paraguay

Degree requirements

Bachelors with a final mark of at least 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Peru

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 12/20 from a public university or 14/20 from a private university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Philippines

Degree requirements

Masters degree with 1.75/5.0 (where 1 is the highest) or 3.5/4.0

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Qatar

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with an overall CPGA of at least 2.8 (on a scale of 4).

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Russia

Degree requirements

Bakalavr or Specialist Diploma with a minimum average mark of at least 4.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Saudi Arabia

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA 3.0/5.0 or 2.8/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Singapore

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division or CAP 3.5.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Africa

Degree requirements

Bachelors (honours) degree with second-class division 2.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

South Korea

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with a CGPA of at least 3.0/4.5 or 2.8/4.3 or B.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Spain

Degree requirements

Licenciado with a final mark of at least 2/4 or 6/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Sri Lanka

Degree requirements

Bachelors Special degree with lower second honours.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Switzerland

Degree requirements

Licence or Diplôme with 4.5/6 or 7/10.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Taiwan

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with overall mark of at least 65%-75% depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Thailand

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.5 -2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Turkey

Degree requirements

Lisans Diplomasi with CGPA of at least 2.6 - 2.8/4.0 or equivalent depending on your university.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

United Arab Emirates

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 2.8/4.0 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

USA

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Vietnam

Degree requirements

Bachelors degree (with a Graduate Thesis/research component) with CGPA of at least 3.0/4.0 or 7.0/10.

As evidence of completing your degree you must provide both proof of graduation in addition to your transcript.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zambia

Degree requirements

Masters degree with GPA of 2.0/2.5 or equivalent.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Zimbabwe

Degree requirements

Bachelors (Honours) degree with second-class lower division.

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

Please note

Our entry requirements are guidelines and we assess all applications on a case-by-case basis.

My country is not listed

If your country is not listed, you need to contact us and find out the qualification level you should have for this course. Contact us

Subject-specific requirements

Your qualification should be in a relevant science subject, such as biochemistry, biomedical science, genetics, cell biology. If your qualification is in another subject area we would normally make our offer at the upper second-class (2.1) level. You may also be considered for the course if you have other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic)

Standard level (6.5 overall, including at least 6.0 in each component).

Check your IELTS qualification meets all of our entry requirements and find out more about IELTS

Alternative English language qualifications

Proficiency tests

Cambridge Advanced Certificate in English (CAE)

176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CAE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Advanced

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)

176 overall, including at least 169 in each skill.

We would normally expect the CPE test to have been taken within two years before the start of your course.

You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Cambridge English: Proficiency

Pearson (PTE Academic)

62 overall, including at least 56 in all four skills.

PTE (Academic) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about Pearson (PTE Academic)

TOEFL (iBT)

88 overall, including at least 20 in Listening, 19 in Reading, 21 in Speaking, 23 in Writing.

TOEFL (iBT) scores are valid for two years from the test date. Your score must be valid when you begin your Sussex course. You cannot combine scores from more than one sitting of the test. Find out more about TOEFL (iBT)

The TOEFL Institution Code for the University of Sussex is 9166.

English language qualifications

AS/A-level (GCE)

Grade C or above in English Language.

Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination (HKALE)/ AS or A Level: grade C or above in Use of English.

GCE O-level

Grade C or above in English.

Brunei/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

Singapore/Cambridge GCE O-level in English: grades 1-6.

GCSE or IGCSE

Grade C or above in English as a First Language (Grade 4 or above in GCSE from 2017).

Grade B or above in English as a Second Language.

German Abitur

A score of 12 or above in English.

Ghana Senior Secondary School Certificate

If awarded before 1993: grades 1-6 in English language.

If awarded between 1993 and 2005: grades A-D in English language.

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)

 Level 4, including at least 3 in each component in English Language.

Indian School Certificate (Standard XII)

The Indian School Certificate is accepted at the grades below when awarded by the following examination boards:

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) – English Core only: 70%

Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) - English: 70% 

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)

English A or English B at grade 5 or above.

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education

Grades A - C in English language

Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM) 1119/GCE O-level

If taken before the end of 2008: grades 1-6 in English Language.

If taken from 2009 onwards: grade C or above in English Language.

The qualification must be jointly awarded by the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES).

West African Senior School Certificate

Grades A1-C6 (1-6) in English language when awarded by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) or the National Examinations Council (NECO).

Country exceptions

Select to see the list of exempt English-speaking countries

If you are a national of one of the countries below, or if you have recently completed a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelors degree or higher in one of these countries, you will normally meet our English requirement. Note that qualifications obtained by distance learning or awarded by studying outside these countries cannot be accepted for English language purposes.

You will normally be expected to have completed the qualification within two years before starting your course at Sussex. If the qualification was obtained earlier than this, we would expect you to be able to demonstrate that you have maintained a good level of English, for example by living in an English-speaking country or working in an occupation that required you to use English regularly and to a high level.

Please note that this list is determined by the UK’s Home Office, not by the University of Sussex.

List of exempt countries: 

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada**
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • USA

** Canada: you must be a national of Canada; other nationals not on this list who have a degree from a Canadian institution will not normally be exempt from needing to provide evidence of English.

English language support

If you don’t meet the English language requirements for your degree, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course

Visas and immigration

Find out how to apply for a student visa

Admissions information for applicants

How to apply

You apply to Sussex using our postgraduate application system

Personal statement

Yes. You must submit a personal statement as part of your application. 

Find out how to write a personal statement

If your qualifications aren’t listed or you have a question about entry requirements, contact us

Pre-Masters

Need to boost your academic skills for your taught course? Find out about Pre-Masters routes

Application deadlines

1 August 2020 (international), 1 September 2020 (UK/EU)

Course details

Modules

These modules are running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer them in future academic years. They may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Core modules

Core modules are taken by all students on the course. They give you a solid grounding in your chosen subject and prepare you to explore the topics that interest you most.

Options

Alongside your core modules, you can choose options to broaden your horizons and tailor your course to your interests.

Our experts

This MSc teaches students how to use molecular techniques to solve biological problems. It complements the outstanding work already being done at Sussex in understanding the causes of various cancers.”Dr Neil Crickmore
Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies
Convener of the Genetic Manipulation and Molecular Cell Biology MSc
Dr Neil Crickmore

Dr Neil Crickmore

Senior Lecturer in Molecular Genetics

Research interests

Bioinformatics, Biological control, Insecticides

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Dr Taravat Ghafourian

Senior Lecturer in Pharmaceutics & Drug Delivery

Research interests

ABC Transporters, ADME, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry, Cheminformatics, Drug discovery, Drug Induced Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Molecular modelling, pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutics, pharmacokinetics, Pharmacology, QSAR, SLC Transporters, Toxicity prediction, Toxicology

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Prof Georgios Giamas

Prof Georgios Giamas

Professor of Cancer Cell Signalling

Research interests

Breast cancer, Cancer (Human disease), Cancer cell biology, Cell signalling, Drug resistance, Estrogen Receptor, exosomes, Glioblastoma (GBM), LMTK3, molecular biology, Phosphorylation, Protein kinase, Proteomics, SILAC, Transcription, tumour microenvironment, Xenograft models

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Dr Stephen Hare

Dr Stephen Hare

Lecturer in Microbiology

Research interests

Bacteriology, Biochemistry, Host-pathogen interactions, Membrane proteins, Microbiology, molecular biology, Protein biophysics, Structural biology

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Dr Erika Mancini

Dr Erika Mancini

Reader in Biomedical Structural Biology

Research interests

Cancer (Human disease), Chemical X-ray Crystallography, Drug discovery, Gene expression, leukaemia, Structural biology, Transmission Electron Microscopy

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Dr Rhys Morgan

Dr Rhys Morgan

Lecturer in Biomedical Science

Research interests

acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), Cancer cell biology, Haematopoietic stem cells, leukaemia, Signal transduction, Stem cell biology, Wnt genes, Wnt signalling

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Prof Simon Morley

Prof Simon Morley

Professor of Signal Transduction

Research interests

Cell signalling, Gene expression, Translational regulation

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Dr Mark Paget

Dr Mark Paget

Reader in Molecular Genetics

Research interests

Antibiotic resistance, Antibiotics, Biofuels, Gene expression, Metabolic engineering, Microbiology, Renewables, Streptomyces, Transcription

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Dr Chrisostomos Prodromou

Dr Chrisostomos Prodromou

Senior Lecturer

Research interests

3D Structure, Biophysics, Chlamydomonas, Drug discovery, Dynein, Hsp90, molecular biology, Molecular chaperones, Protein expression, Transmission Electron Microscopy

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Prof Louise Serpell

Prof Louise Serpell

Professor of Biochemistry

Research interests

Alzheimer's Disease, Biomedical neuroscience, Cell biology, Dementia, Drug discovery, Neurodegeneration, Neurodegenerative disease, Protein misfolding, Structural biology, Synthetic biology

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Prof Michelle West

Prof Michelle West

Professor of Tumour Virology

Research interests

B cells, Cancer cell biology, Cell cycle, Chromatin, Epigenetics, Transcriptional regulation, Translational regulation, Virology

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Dr Edward Wright

Dr Edward Wright

Senior Lecturer in Microbiology

Research interests

Drug discovery, Host-pathogen interactions, Molecular virology, Vaccine development, Vaccines, Virology

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Fees and scholarships

How much does it cost?

Fees

UK/EU students:
£11,000 per year
Channel Islands and Isle of Man students:
£11,000 per year
International students:
£22,500 per year

Note that your fees, once they’re set, may be subject to an increase on an annual basis - see details on our tuition fees page.

If you are a self-funded international student starting a Masters course in September 2020, you are required to pay a tuition fee deposit. Find out more about Masters tuition fee deposits.

Living costs

Find out typical living costs for studying at Sussex

Find out about our terms and conditions

How can I fund my course?

Postgraduate Masters loans

You can borrow up to £11,222 to help with fees and living costs if your course starts on or after 1 August 2020. Loans are available from the Student Loans Company if you’re from the UK or if you’re an EU national studying for a Masters.

Find out more about Postgraduate Masters Loans

Scholarships

Our aim is to ensure that every student who wants to study with us is able to despite financial barriers, so that we continue to attract talented and unique individuals.

How Masters scholarships make studying more affordable

Working while you study

Our Careers and Employability Centre can help you find part-time work while you study. Find out more about career development and part-time work

Careers

With a focus on learning and practicing laboratory skills, this MSc is a perfect platform for a research career.

Many graduates continue their studies as PhD students, often at Sussex, while others follow careers in the pharmaceutical industry and research institutes.

Graduate destinations

Recent School of Life Sciences graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • commissioning editor, Royal Society Of Chemistry
  • grants adviser, Wellcome Trust
  • postdoctoral researcher, Cancer Research UK.

(Destinations of Post Graduate Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2017)

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