- The taught part of the degree is based on eight, week-long experiments that you undertake in a fully equipped laboratory dedicated to the Molecular Genetics MSc. These are not like experiments you may have done before in your degree studies; here you will perform sophisticated molecular analyses yourself from start to finish. You will receive expert guidance from academic staff throughout the experiments and they will also make you think about what you are doing and why you are doing it.
This part of the course is organised in two large modules which also include lectures and tutorials:
- Introduction to Techniques in Molecular Genetics and Data Analysis
- Experimental Design and Application of Molecular Genetic Techniques in Research
- You will choose your laboratory research placement from projects covering a broad range of disciplines involving molecular genetics and a variety of organisms. You will become part of an active research group employing modern approaches and technologies to solving significant research questions.