Practical Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology (801C2)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

Learn the techniques used in modern molecular cell biology.

In this module, you learn how to make sound judgements on the appropriateness of using incomplete data sets to generate hypotheses.

You also learn how to present research findings to the standard of a junior research scientist.


100%: Practical (Laboratory)


100%: Coursework (Dissertation, Report)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 32 hours of contact time and about 268 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.