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MPhil in Molecular Biology

MPhil in Molecular Biology

University Of Manchester

Program Overview

  • Learn from some of Europe’s leading researchers while undertaking your own project.
  • Access some of the best research facilities in the world at both the University and in hospitals around Greater Manchester.
  • Undergo training in transferable skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals through the Doctoral Academy’s training programme.


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Manchester, United Kingdom
Course Duration
12 Months
Tuition Fee
£ 38,500
IELTS: 6.5

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Course Content

Our PhD/MPhil Molecular Biology programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Molecular Biology.
Molecular biologists seek to understand the molecular basis of cellular processes in microbial, animal and plant systems and also how this underpins clinically relevant subjects including cancer, embryology, development, movement disorders, arthritis, bacterial pathogenesis, tissue injury and repair.
Research is focused on how genes are expressed and how their products interact with other molecules to exert a biological effect. This involves studies of the mechanisms that control transcription, RNA processing and translational events with a view to understanding their roles in regulating cell processes and organisation in living systems. In vitro and in vivo investigations exploit state-of-the-art technologies, including gene editing and genomics/proteomics approaches, to visualise the activity of genes and gene products. These approaches provide a strong link with our strengths in Bioinformatics.
Examples of the breadth and diversity of molecular biology research at Manchester include:

  • Transcriptional regulation and signal transduction;
  • RNA processing and protein synthesis;
  • apoptosis and cell fate;
  • molecular basis of inherited diseases;
  • cell and tissue morphogenesis;
  • biological clocks;
  • transgenic technologies;