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Molecular Biosciences

Biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology underpin the area of molecular biosciences, a major part of the disciplines needed for modern medical and biological research. Teaching is research-led with specialisms in structural biology, cancer and cell biology and control of gene expression.

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Molecular Biosciences

Why study Molecular Biosciences at UCL?

The Molecular Biosciences at UCL benefit from world-class teaching and research and very close links with local communities including the Bloomsbury Structural Biology Consortium, Medical Research Council laboratories and the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. The delivery of structural and molecular biology module content is thus from teachers at the forefront of their respective research fields.

What you will gain from study at UCL

Our research-led teaching means you gain cutting-edge knowledge in the most up-to-date areas of the subjects studied. The department is keen to encourage good communication skills in science and you can expect to present seminars, posters and interact in the tutorial environment thereby gaining new skills that will support your study and equip you for a career.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching is delivered through lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and online activities including podcasts. Assessment of most modules is by a combination of unseen written examination, coursework, practical work and online exercises.

Modules in Molecular Biosciences

Please note that this guide lists a range of popular modules offered in 2018/19 as a representative sample. It is not exhaustive, and since the guide is published ahead of time, module options may have changed, been deleted or replaced. If you have very specific study needs or require confirmation of module availability for 2019/20, you are strongly advised to get in touch with the relevant Affiliate contact, listed on this subject page, before making an application.

Level 1 (FHEQ 4) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BIOC0001 Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BIOC0003 Experimental Biochemistry 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
CELL0007 Cells and Development 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 2 (FHEQ 5) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BIOC0005 Molecular Biology 8 (US) 15 (ECTS) 30 (FHEQ)
BIOC0006 Essential Protein Structure and Function 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BIOC0009 Biomolecular Structure and Function 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BIOC0010 Metabolism and its Regulation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BIOC0011 General Biochemistry of Health 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

Level 3 (FHEQ 6) modules

Module code Title US credits ECTS credits CU credits
BIOC0016 Computational and Systems Biology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BIOC0017 Cancer Biology 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BIOC0020 Molecular Mechanisms of Gene Expression and Regulation 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BIOC3016 Genes to Disease 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)
BIOC3017 Cellular and Molecular Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease 4 (US) 7.5 (ECTS) 15 (FHEQ)

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Dr Chris Taylorson
+44 (0)20 7679 2177
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