MRes Molecular Bioscience

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Program Description

MRes Molecular Bioscience

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Overview

The MRes Molecular Bioscience programme provides a thorough understanding of key approaches for studying biological processes at the molecular level. It takes advantage of XJTLU’s advanced English language capabilities, distinctive international features and state-of-the-art research facilities.

The programme covers biotechnology-related topics such as molecular biology, protein biochemistry and drug discovery, as well as post-genomic biology (genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and bioimaging), and bioinformatics, such as acquisition and statistical analysis of large-scale biodata. It also places a major emphasis on providing project management skills. After these taught modules, the programme focuses on an in-depth research project and specialised dissertation.

Customised individual learning plans are designed for students, in keeping with their backgrounds and career aspirations. Successful completion of the programme leads to the award of an MRes degree from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The Department of Biological Sciences at XJTLU has internationally respected investigators in this field of research with excellent teaching and laboratory infrastructure. Students have the opportunity to carry out world-class research in a dynamic, transnational environment.

Why Should I Study Molecular Bioscience At XJTLU?

  • Taught by international academic staff who are experts in molecular bioscience
  • Programme lasts 18 months – much shorter than masters degree programmes in most Chinese universities
  • Excellent preparation for PhD programmes in high-quality Western and Chinese universities
  • Relevant to careers in a wide range of bio-industries including biotechnology, bioengineering, bioagriculture, biomanufacturing, and pharmaceutical companies
  • XJTLU is located near many biotechnology companies in BioBay, a national biotechnology hub with over 400 companies, ideal for internships
  • Nearby Cold Spring Harbor Asia hosts prestigious scientific symposia, conferences and summer schools providing our students with the opportunity to interact with world-famous researchers
  • Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the MRes Molecular Bioscience programme, you will have:

  • developed key employable skills such as data analysis, report writing, team building/networking, and project management
  • a range of critical interdisciplinary research skills and an internationally recognised qualification from a globally respected university

Modules

  • Research methods in biotechnology
  • Research methods in post-genomic biology
  • Research methods in bioinformatics
  • Project management
  • Research project

Additional learning activities

  • The completion of additional learning activities is required to complete your masters degree. Normally, required ALA hours will be distributed evenly across each semester, amounting to 200 hours per semester. Part-time programmes will normally require 100 to 150 hours per semester.

Other appropriate academic activities are also available, such as participation in level three undergraduate modules and the Department's research seminar series.

Careers

The MRes Molecular Bioscience programme prepares graduates for advanced research in both international and Chinese university settings, as well as in the bioindustrial sector such as biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.

Entry Requirements

UK

Upper second class (2:1) honours

CHINA

  • 211 Project; Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai Ranking--75 percent or above
  • Non 211 project; Non Top 100 of 2018 Shanghai ranking – 80- 85% percent or above, depending on your Undergraduate institution

Note: Shanghai Ranking of The Best Chinese Universities is subject to annual update

Chinese applicants are not required to take the MoE postgraduate entrance exam.

NORTH AMERICA

3.0 Cumulative GPA (out of 4) or 3.2 Cumulative GPA in the final two years of your undergraduate programme

OTHER REGIONS

Equivalent academic qualifications

Academic Background

An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a life science-related discipline.

English Language Requirements

If English is not your native language or if you have not studied in English at degree level, you will need to provide evidence of your English proficiency. You should normally possess one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (minimum of 5.0 in all sections)
  • TOEFL iBT: 80

In exceptional circumstances, individual cases will be considered on their own merits. You may be required to attend interviews or tests to further demonstrate your English proficiency.

If you miss the English language requirements by 0.5-1.0 of an IELTS band, or a similar number for other English language exams, you can be admitted to the programme after successful completion of our five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.

You can also apply to take the XJTLU English language test in lieu of an IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent. Based on the score, students may be admitted or may be required to take and successfully complete the five- or eight-week intensive English presessional course.

Additionally, students may be required to complete English language courses on a pass/fail basis as part of the additional learning activity requirement during their studies at XJTLU.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

Last updated December 13, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2019
Duration
Duration
18 months
Full time
Price
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90,000 CNY
Price for the entire 18-month programme
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Locations
China - Suzhou, Jiangsu
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