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MSc Molecular Medicine

Programme code:MSC-MOLMEDUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Thomas Hughes Contact address:t.hughes@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

BSc 1st class or 2i, or equivalent (for example a pass in MBChB, BDS), in a relevant scientific discipline which would normally be one of the biological sciences but a natural sciences graduate will be considered. Subject to University regulations MBChB or BDS students who had completed 3 years of study would be eligible to intercalate.

English language requirements
An overall score of 7.0 on IELTS (International English Language Testing System) with at least 6.0 in writing and no other skill below 6.5; from a TOEFL paper based test the requirement is a minimum score of 600, with 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE); from a TOEFL computer based test the requirement is a minimum score of 250, with 4.5 TWE; from a TOEFL Internet based test the requirement is a minimum score of 100, with 25 in the "Writing Skills" score.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Medicine/Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Medicine Postgraduate Programmes Examination Board (PPEB)

Programme specification:

At the end of the programme students should:

- have gained an in-depth knowledge and systematic understanding of the principles, extent, application and potential of Molecular Medicine
- have a comprehensive understanding of research techniques applicable to Molecular Medicine
- be able to critically evaluate current research, identify gaps in knowledge, generate testable hypotheses and design protocols to answer research questions in Molecular Medicine
- be able to independently interpret and judge the quality of experimental data
- be able to communicate ideas and results in writing and verbally to specialist and non-specialist audiences
- have acquired the generic qualities and transferable skills required for employment or entry into postgraduate research study




The programme will:
- provide structured individualised learning and training in a research environment of international excellence
- be delivered by academics at the forefront of knowledge generation ranging from molecular discovery to translational application
- engage students in research projects using the latest technologies that generate results with scientific impact and potential for improving patient health
- equip students for a range of biomedical scientific careers


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

EPIB3035Research Methods for Clinical Sciences10 creditsSemester 1
MEDM5101MResearch Informatics and Dissemination15 creditsSemester 1
MEDM5201MPreparing for the Research Project
Co-requisite for: MEDM5302M
15 creditsSemester 2
MEDM5302MResearch Project80 credits1 Apr to 31 Aug

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 60 credits from the following optional modules, made up of 30 credits from each of two sets of optional modules:

Candidates will choose 30 credits from the following optional modules:

MEDM5111MHuman Molecular Genetics15 creditsSemester 1
MEDM5121MImmunity and Disease15 creditsSemester 1
MEDM5131MAnimal Models of Disease15 creditsSemester 1

Candidates will choose 30 credits from the following optional modules:

EPIB5032MIntroduction to Genetic Epidemiology15 creditsSemester 2
MEDM5211MStem Cell Biology: A Genomics and Systems Biology Approach to Haematopoiesis15 creditsSemester 2
MEDM5221MCancer Biology and Molecular Oncology15 creditsSemester 2

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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