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Biology (Molecular Biology) (Year 2 and Year 3 Entry) Honours, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #401 (WUR) London, United Kingdom
The Biology (Molecular Biology) (Year 2 and Year 3 Entry) Honours degree at Middlesex University is taught in state-of-the-art laboratories where you will discover the molecular processes that lie at the heart of biology. These processes support pioneering developments in the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries and increase understanding of essential biological processes. 
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Why study BSc Biology (Molecular Biology) at Middlesex University?

The Biology (Molecular Biology) (Year 2 and Year 3 Entry) Honours specialist degree explores the interactions of cells, molecules and their applications within medicine and other biological disciplines. You will discover how biology can support life-saving advancements within the pharmaceutical and biomedical fields as well as furthering understanding of essential biological processes throughout all fields of biology.

You will study within a department that is making ground-breaking developments in cancer prevention, placing you at the forefront of breakthrough research. You will support your own investigations using these research findings and will study biological developments in research (including the structure and function of genes, gene therapy, drug development and medical diagnostics).

Course highlights

  • There are placement opportunities as part of this course leading to the potential for an internship in your third year. This may be completed in the summer or on day release. We will support you with sourcing the best placement or internship for you and making your application
  • The science facilities provide the next generation of scientific instrumentation for molecular analysis post the genomic era - in line with the focus in scientific research on protein-hunting rather than gene-hunting
  • The Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology has undertaken ground breaking cancer diagnosis and therapy, giving you access to cutting-edge advancements in the field
  • Academics within the Natural Sciences Department use molecular biology to carry out research in genetics, cancer treatment, drug development, ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation and aquaculture


Molecular Biology is a broad area so a number of postgraduate disciplines may be possible including, but not exclusively in the fields of Biology, Microbiology, Biotechnology, Ecology, Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences.

You may progress to teaching, both at primary and secondary level following a teaching qualification. There are also employment opportunities in both the sciences and industrial environments, including pharmaceutical and biotechnology or working research assistant.

You could also choose to spend another year at a college/university that offers training programs for specialised laboratory techniques such as proteomics, cell culture, genetic engineering or DNA sequencing and synthesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

Year 2
  • Research Methods and Project Planning 
  • Microbial Life 
  • Biology of Complex Organisms 
  • Molecular Biology 
  • Analytical Techniques 
  • Biochemistry 
  • Cellular Sciences 
Year 3
  • Dissertation
  • Gene Technology 
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology 
  • Gene Expression and Control
  • Current Topics in Biosciences 
  • Sustainable Biotechnology 
  • Biology Work Experience 
  • Conservation in a Changing World 
  • Aspects of Evolution 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Your prior achievement in awarded qualifications
  • Predicted achievement in the qualifications you are currently studying
  • Personal statement or statement of purpose for evidence of your motivation and commitment to your subject
  • References about your academic potential and personal qualities
  • Details of time spent at another Higher Education institution, even if the course was not completed.
  • 120 UG Credits at Level 4 for Year 2 Entry
  • 240 UG Credits at Level 5 for Year 3 Entry

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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