Molecular Genetics MSc

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom


Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 28,739

Course Accredited By


  • 1 Years
  • On Campus
  • Postgraduate
  • Degree
This MSc in Molecular Genetics is a one-year full-time course for biological sciences graduates to learn and develop an understanding of current concepts in modern molecular genetics, and how to apply these techniques.
  • The course is divided into a taught phase and extended research project within the College of Life Sciences. The taught phase provides the scientific knowledge underpinning the basis of modern techniques and the research project provides a unique opportunity to put these skills into practice. 
  • By studying this MSc, you will be learning in a challenging but exciting, stimulating and rewarding environment. You will form strong working relationships with the other students and meet people from many different countries; our students make friendships that last many years.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

Entry requirements

  • 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in a biological science.
  • Significant relevant work experience may be considered.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.


  • 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.
  • UK and EU Students 
  • This is the total course fee. 
  • Starting in September 2021 MSc: £8,190 
  • If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. 
  • This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee. 
  • Did you know you can apply for a Government Postgraduate Loan? 
  • Find out if you’re eligible.

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