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Molecular Biology

BSc
  • UCAS code C701
  • Option 3 years full time
  • Year of entry 2020

The course

To gain a profound understanding of how living things function, grow and reproduce we must refine our focus to the molecular level. Studying Molecular Biology at Royal Holloway, University of London will give you an insight into the molecular mechanisms that control all life processes on Earth.

Our flexible degree structure allows you to tailor your course to your own interests, even within the first year. In years 2 and 3 you can further specialise with a selection of optional modules including Evolution, Developmental Biology, Climate Change and Cell and Molecular Neuroscience.

You’ll study at our state-of-the-art Department of Biological Sciences, where a recent £16 million investment has helped to provide specialist equipment for mass spectrometry, bioinformatics and gene and protein sequencing. Gain laboratory experience across the three years, joining our renowned research culture in year three as you complete your individual research project alongside our expert academics. The Department of Biological Sciences was ranked 25th in the UK for influential research output by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

Develop your interest in Molecular Biology and you’ll graduate with a range of transferrable skills that will make you an attractive prospect to employers in a variety of fields. Department of Biological Sciences graduates have gone on to find careers in fields including forensic medicine, medical research and pharmaceuticals, and Molecular Biology will give you a robust skillset to take into your chosen career.

  • Develop practical laboratory and data handling skills.
  • Examine the life cycle of flowering plants, their evolution, developmental and functional biology.
  • Learn how biological and ecological principles can help develop sustainable solutions to 21st-century problems.
  • Join a close-knit and supportive learning community with a high staff-to-student ratio.
96%

of our graduates are employed or go on to further study within six months of graduating.

Source: DLHE, 2018

76%

of Biological Sciences research rated world leading or internationally excellent.

Source: REF, 2014

94%

overall student satisfaction.

Source: NSS, 2019

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