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Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics MSc

Enquire now Subject area: Biomedical Sciences Open Evening
Mode of study

1-year full-time; 2-years part-time

PG Code

TBC

Start date

September

Overview

NEW course for September 2018 subject to approval.

This exciting new programme has a specific emphasis on bioinformatics, equipping you with skills in maths, statistics and computational biology.

Postgraduate Loans: From 1 August 2017 , students who live in England will be able to apply for a Postgraduate Loan in academic year 2017/18 of up to £10,280. Find out more

About the course

Starting in September 2018, our new Master’s course in Disease Mechanisms and Therapeutics focuses on bridging the molecular basis of human diseases with innovative therapeutic approaches.

You'll learn about the molecular mechanisms leading to major human diseases and the areas where research should focus to address the existing knowledge gaps and challenges. You'll also deepen your knowledge on the current available treatments and will be encouraged to identify possible innovative therapeutic opportunities arising from technological developments.

The course will also give you the opportunity to gain experience of different modern laboratory techniques and consider the legislative and ethical aspects linked to the discipline. In addition, you'll receive training in statistics and bioinformatics which are fundamental to the biomedicine sector.

During your course you will be fully integrated within the Division of Bioscience and directly supervised by one of our academic staff. We are a research intensive Division and the majority of our academics are also part of the successful and rapidly expanding research in the Institute of Environment, Health and Society.

Aims

You'll be trained on critical analyses of the molecular problems leading to human disease and to identify intervention opportunities.

You'll develop an understanding of the ‘big picture’ but also attention to details and you will understand the need for continuous training to take advantage of technology advancement.

You'll learn practical laboratory and computational skills relevant to the discipline.

The course will foster opportunities for each individual student to develop their interpersonal and transferable skills with activities such as team-work and presentations.

Enquiries

Contact our Enquiries team.
Course Enquiries: +44 (0)1895 265599 (before you submit an application)
Admissions Office: +44 (0)1895 265265 (after you submit an application)


Course Content

Compulsory study
  • Cell signalling in health and disease
  • Scientific communications 
  • Gene regulation and epigenetics
  • Lab safety, research Methods and Ethics
  • Cells and Receptors of the immune system
  • Statistics, Bioinformatics and Omics
Optional  study (speciality-linked)
  • Cancer Biology and Therapy
  • Vaccines and immunisation
  • Genomic technologies
  • Radiation, Toxicology and pollution 

Read more about the structure of postgraduate degrees at Brunel

Employability

The course will develop your skills in research methodologies and equip you for a variety of careers. These include:

  • Health-related professions
  • Pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries
  • Patent law
  • Scientific publishing
  • Teaching
  • Science policy-making.

At Brunel we provide many opportunities and experiences within your degree programme and beyond – work-based learning, professional support services, volunteering, mentoring, sports, arts, clubs, societies, and much, much more – and we encourage you to make the most of them, so that you can make the most of yourself.

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Entry Criteria 2018/19

A UK first or second class Honours degree in the field of Biosciences.

Other qualifications including equivalent internationally recognised qualification or relevant experience from health professionals (eg doctors; nurses; MLSOs) will be assessed on an individual basis and a request for completion of an online biological test in molecular and cell biology may be required

Applicants with a third class honours degree or other lower qualifications will be considered if supported by science ‘A’ levels (or equivalent) and relevant work experience. Such applicants may be required to attend an interview

Entry criteria are subject to review and change each academic year.


International and EU Entry Requirements

If your country or institution is not listed or if you are not sure whether your institution is eligible, please contact Admissions

This information is for guidance only by Brunel University London and by meeting the academic requirements does not guarantee entry for our courses as applications are assessed on case-by-case basis.

Fees for 2018/19 entry

Additional course related costs

UK/EU students can opt to pay in six equal monthly instalments: the first instalment is payable on enrolment and the remaining five by Direct Debit or credit/debit card.

Overseas students can opt to pay in two instalments: 60% on enrolment, and 40% in January for students who commence their course in September (or the remaining 40% in March for selected courses that start in January).

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase.