University of Kent, School of Biosciences

Introduction

The School of Biosciences at the University of Kent is a leading UK centre for research and training in the biological sciences.

Focusing on biological processes at the molecular and cellular level, research within the School encompassing the disciplines of biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology and biomedical research. World-leading research and state-of-the-art facilities underpin postgraduate education at MSc and PhD level, and our commitment to excellence in education and training ensures students can maximise their potential and further their careers.

Postgraduate students in the School of Biosciences are central to our vibrant research community. Our international community of academic staff, researchers and students is a supportive but vigorous environment that challenges and inspires. Seminar programmes featuring external speakers provides additional insight into the biological sciences, while our connections with the biotechnology sector promotes a culture of impact and innovation.

Our six taught MSc courses align with particular areas of research expertise, ensuring that our postgraduate students benefit from leaders in their fields. Research MSc programmes and PhD programmes - the latter supported by considerable scholarship funding - provide students with an outstanding professional environment in which to conduct cutting-edge research.

We invite enthusiastic, talented and ambitious individuals to contribute to our research community and join us on our journey of discovery.

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Programmes

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MSc

MSc by Research

Campus Full time Part time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

We expect that graduates from the course will benefit from an extended independent laboratory research project and will be better qualified to make an important contribution to industry in the specialist area they have chosen, or possibly pursue training to PhD level in a separate degree. [+]

MSc by research in subjects related to Biochemistry, Microbiology, Cell Biology, Computational Biology or Genetics All students conduct a full-time research project in the area of their chosen specialisation. The opportunities may vary yearly and a selection of the current (starting September 2014) projects available are outlined below. The period of benchwork may involve a placement in an industrial laboratory and culminates in the submission of a written research dissertation which forms an important component of the assessment procedures. Additionally, students will be asked to produce a poster for presentation at the annual Postgraduate Symposium in July and a talk at the conclusion of their studies. We expect that graduates from the course will benefit from an extended independent laboratory research project and will be better qualified to make an important contribution to industry in the specialist area they have chosen, or possibly pursue training to PhD level in a separate degree. International students, especially those from countries developing their biosciences infrastructure, will be able to return home with qualifications to enable them to initiate or direct relevant research. Please note that, due to the technical requirements of certain laboratory-based research projects, some projects additionally incur additional research costs to support consumable requirements. Additional research costs are typically in the range of £500-£2,000, though exceptionally these can be as high as £5,000 for resource-intensive research projects. Please note that the School of Biosciences has a very limited number of funding and scholarship opportunities for master's students and it is likely... [-]

MSc Science, Communication and Society

Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

The Kent MSc in Science, Communication and Society gives critical, professional and practical perspectives on science communication. [+]

The Kent MSc in Science, Communication and Society gives critical, professional and practical perspectives on science communication. Using the latest scholarship, we enable students to get behind contemporary and historic science to understand how knowledge is created and consumed within society. The course also features professionals from a range of sectors (medical writing, journalism, industry, policy). These bring real-life case studies that inform students’ critical perspectives on science communication. Practical and innovative assessments harness students’ developing knowledge to create a portfolio of skills that are highly valued by employers. Science, Communication and Society is intended primarily, though not exclusively, for the following: Science graduates intending to pursue a career within science but not in the laboratory Humanities graduates with an interest in Science and Technology Studies Practising scientists wanting a career change into media, education, policy or other communicational area of science The programme is led by Dr. Charlotte Sleigh, Director of the University’s Centre for the History of the Sciences, and Dr. Dan Lloyd, Reader in the School of Biosciences. Both are active researchers with a passion for explaining their research to non-specialist audiences. They are also award-winning teachers; Dan has won a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of his science communication work with undergraduates. Programme structure The MSc has been developed by the School of Biosciences, a leading school in teaching, research and science communication, and the School of History, which has a dedicated research centre in the History of the Sciences. It integrates current theory and practice... [-]

Contact

The University of Kent

Address CT2 7NZ United Kingdom
Website http://www.kent.ac.uk/
Phone +44 1227 764000