Our MSci Molecular Biology course will enable you to achieve an integrated master's degree while you study for a BSc, giving you significant research experience that will be invaluable for a PhD and a career in research. You will study the structure and function of biologically important molecules, giving you a range of theoretical knowledge and practical lab skills. The course covers DNA, RNA and proteins and the molecular events that govern cell function while exploring the relevant aspects of biochemistry, genetics and cell biology. You will also find out how large genome projects have helped us to begin to understand the molecular basis of illnesses and use genetic manipulation in biotechnology to make valuable products including blood clotting factors, insulin and vaccines. In Year 4, you will undertake a major research project in one of the University's more than 200 research labs to achieve your undergraduate master's award.