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MSc Molecular Medicine – University of Reading

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    Find out about medicine at the molecular level

MSc Molecular Medicine

This course aims to provide you with a broad overview of the molecular and cellular causes and treatments of human diseases. You will develop a practical and theoretical understanding of the most important topics in molecular medicine.

Immunology - antibody moleculeWhat you'll learn


You will gain hands-on training in research techniques such as confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, cloning in situ hybridisation and bioinformatics. With a variety of taught modules, you will learn to apply your skills to industry-relevant challenges.



Sample modulesBiomed2

  • Research techniques and experimental design
  • Advanced topics in biomedicine
  • Biology of cancer
  • Synthetic biology
  • Regenerative medicine


medical geneticsHow you'll learn

You will have the opportunity to make the most of the School's academic knowledge whilst developing your own skills. In the first term you will learn in a series of modules taught by our leading academics. In the second and third terms you will undertake an original research project with expert supervision from a dedicated tutor within the faculty.


Lab research

In this programme, you will learn to use the latest cutting-edge molecular techniques, and will be well equipped to work in the lab after graduating. Many of our graduates go on to study for a PhD and pursue a career in research either in industry or in universities.



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Find out more about this course including entry requirements and costs.

Looking for 2022/23 courses?

If you would like to start studying Biological Sciences at the University of Reading in 2022, please view our 2022/23 postgraduate courses.

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