The Molecular Genetics phase of the course runs between September and December and is based around a series of hands-on lab experiments and small group teaching sessions which will introduce you to a variety of modern molecular techniques and research strategies.
The Bioinformatics phase of the course runs between January and June and is based around lectures and computational practicals covering different aspects from programming to data analysis.
The course material is taught using a combination of lectures, problem-solving, small group work, drop-in sessions and self-directed learning.
The taught modules are assessed by in-module assessments and by exams. Your research project will be assessed on your independence, initiative and understanding whilst performing the project, and the submission of a final dissertation.