Advanced Methods in Molecular Research (806C7)

30 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

Learn about the techniques available to modern molecular genetics and molecular cell biology researchers.

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


31%: Lecture
14%: Practical (Laboratory)
55%: 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.

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.


This module is offered on the following courses: