Advanced Methods in Molecular Research (806C7)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

In this module, you learn about the techniques available to modern molecular genetics and molecular cell biology researchers.

For each technique, you are required to analyse data and comment on the applicability of that technique to the biological problem being investigated.


29%: Lecture
12%: Practical (Laboratory)
59%: Seminar


65%: Coursework (Computer-based examination, Test)
35%: Examination (Oral examination)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 34 hours of contact time and about 266 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.