MSc Systems & Synthetic Biology

Programme structure

This programme lasts 12 months and involves two semesters of teaching followed by an individual research project.

The MSc lasts 12 months but a diploma option is also available. The diploma lasts nine months from September to May and includes only the taught courses. To be awarded an MSc you must also complete a dissertation.

The taught courses are worth a total of 120 credit points.

Taught courses

The period of individual research from May to August resulting in the final dissertation is worth a further 60 credits.

Research dissertation

Taught courses

You will take several optional courses run by the School of Biological Sciences and other Schools within the University.

Research dissertation

You will undertake a research project and produce a dissertation which will be submitted on an assigned date in mid-August.