University of Glasgow

The techniques and concepts of Molecular & Cellular Biology are leading a dramatic acceleration in our understanding of fundamental cellular processes. Including the fruits of the human and other genome projects, the new knowledge gained will revolutionise prevention, diagnosis and therapy in many areas of medicine during the careers of today’s students. Central to these spectacular developments are methods of isolating, sequencing and manipulating genes, which in the test-tube provide fast routes to synthesis of proteins and determination of their structures. Expression of the genes, subject to precisely-controlled variation, in animal cells in culture, and in transgenic animals, allows detailed investigation of the roles of specific proteins in normal processes and diseases.

Entry requirements

Applications from external medical and dental students are welcome. Please be aware that we expect admission through this route to be extremely competitive. Applications will be reviewed on their own merits and entrants would be expected to be of a similar standard to those intercalating from within Glasgow. Please note that places on specific specialist courses are limited and allocated on performance to date, therefore even if admission to the programme is successful you may not necessarily be guaranteed a place on your course of choice.

Closing date

The deadline for applications for entry in September 2023 is Tuesday 7th March 2023.