MSc / PGDip
Molecular Biology
MSc: £8,388
PGDip: £5,988
Enrolment Fee: £560
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molecular biology

MSc / PGDip
Molecular Biology

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Next start date
October 2024
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Limited spots
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Optional internship

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MSc: 2250 hours
PGDip: 1500 hours

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Optional internship

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Dual degree


MSc: 180 CAT (90 ECTS)
PGDip: 120 CAT (60 ECTS)

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MSc: £8,388
PGDip: £5,988
Enrolment Fee: £560

This MSc/ PGDip Molecular Biology prepares you to work both in research and diagnostic laboratories across the pharmaceutical, biotech or biomedical sectors. Our onlineMSc / PGDip Molecular Biology will help deepen your understanding of a cells biological structure and will teach you the latest techniques applied in the sector. This cutting-edge training will give you the knowledge to develop professionally in an industry experiencing rapid growth and high demand for qualified and experienced professionals. 

Characteristics of the MSc / PGDip Molecular Biology

Videos and online classes

Audio visual study material

You will have access to many hours of audio visual materials, which are essential teaching materials. Thus, you can study wherever and whenever you want.

Practical activities

Practical activities

Approximately twice a week you will carry out practical activities that will be reviewed and evaluated by your specialized teachers.

Complementary material

Complementary material

Class summaries, articles to stay up-to-date... You will have everything you need to keep on learning.

Master class

Master class

You will learn from well-known experts in the medical sector thanks to our master classes, which you can watch as many times as you want.

Master’s degree final project

MSc / PGDip final project

At the end of the course you will conduct a research project on a topic of your interest. One of our teachers will supervise your project.

CEMP teachers for the MSc Molecular Biology

Your teachers will open the doors to training in MSc / PGDip
Molecular Biology
with a focus on employability through specialisation:

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Carlos Gómez Marín


A passionate bioscientist, Carlos holds a PhD in Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Healthcare Biotechnology and a BSc in Biotechnology. Over 12 years' experience as a genomics and molecular biology researcher applied to human healthcare. He tutored several Master's and Bachelor's students.

sergio pedraza arévalo
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Sergio Pedraza Arévalo


Sergio holds a PhD in Biomedicine, a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Biomedical Research. He is currently working as a postdoctoral researcher at King’s College London. He has extensive research experience in molecular biology with a focus on cancer and diabetes. He is also involved in teaching and public engagement.

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Susana González Rico


Susana holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Microbiology. She has led research projects at various prestigious international institutions such as the Central University of Venezuela, University College London and the National Institute for Medical Research.

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Beatriz Nespereira


Beatriz holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Biochemistry. She has extensive experience as a researcher and project manager at the University of Navarra, the University of A Coruña and the University of Santiago de Compostela. Beatriz has published a wide range of articles and has presented papers at national and international conferences. In 2017, she received the jury award for Best Master's Professor from the Spanish Association of Business Schools.

Rocío de Lafuente
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Rocío Ailim de la Fuente


Rocío holds a BSc in Biology and a PhD in Developmental Biology and Genetics. She has worked as a researcher at Santiago de Compostela University and Glasgow University. She works as a post-doctoral research fellow at Monash University (Australia).

Andrés Crespo
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Andrés Crespo Vieira


Andrés holds a PhD in Molecular Biology and a BSc in Biology. He has experience as a research scientist and has been involved in numerous biomedical projects in both academia and the private sector. He is currently a Senior Laboratory Investigator at the Francis Crick Institute.

Luis Mariñas
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Luis Mariñas Pardo


Luis has a PhD in Genetics, a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Business, Management and Organisational Studies. He is currently Chief Science Officer (CSO) at Centauri Biotech. Centauri is a biotechnology company focused on animal health. He is the author of some twenty articles in scientific journals. Luis has presented more than 40 papers at national and international conferences. Currently, he is a professor at the University of A Coruña.

Rosalía Peteiro
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Rosalía Peteiro


Rosalía holds a BSc in Biotechnology and an MSc in Pharmacology, specialising in Molecular Biology and Medical Genetics. Rosalia has a wealth of experience in the biotechnology industry. She is currently working at Health in Code, a company focusing on the genetic diagnosis of cardiovascular diseases and the interpretation of genetic results.

Your journey at CEMP

From the first to the last stage of your training, we will always be by your side to help you make the most of every step.

Enrolment and preparation

As soon as you enrol, you will have access to the virtual platform. We will also start your employability plan. Let's get going!

Videos and online classes

Videos, PDF summaries and live classes from your teachers.

Exercises and questionnaires

You will regularly test your knowledge to move steadily towards your goals.

MSc final project

You will carry out a bibliographic research project on a topic of your interest.

Optional internships

Let’s get to work! From 60 to 300 hours of optional internships available in a wide range of companies.


You have arrived at your destination! You now have your own CEMP qualification, University of Chichester university accreditation*, and EQAC accreditation*. It's time for new challenges... and new adventures!

*see accreditation conditions.

I want my CEMP certificate! I want my CEMP degree!

Syllabus of the MSc / PGDip
Molecular Biology

As your journey progresses, you will discover different modules which will help you, step by step, to reach your final goal.

Module 1. Working in a laboratory: equipment, useful techniques and safety rules

1. Equipment and lab material

2. Basic techniques of lab

3. Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization

4. Bibliographic searches in PubMed

5. Basic concepts in statistics

6. Laboratory Safety Standards

7. Physical risks

8. Chemical risks

9. Biological risks

Module 2. Manipulation and analysis of Nucleid Acids

1. DNA

2. RNA

3. Purification, quantification and separation of nucleic acids

4. DNA extraction from routine samples

5. Genes and genome

6. Chromosomes

7. Study of the chromosomes

8. Mutations and polymorphisms

9. Cell division

10. DNA replication and repair

11. Transcription

12. Translation

13. Control of gene expression in prokaryotes

14. Control of gene expression in eukaryotes I

15. Control of gene expression in eukaryotes II

16. Epigenetics

17. PCR

18. Recombinant DNA technology

19. Sequencing

20. Nucleic acid hybridisation

21. Gene therapy

Module 3. Manipulation and Analysis of Proteins: Molecular biology of the cell

Part I

1. Structure and function of proteins

2. Importance of Molecular Biology receptors and antibodies

3. Protein qualification

4. Separation techniques and protein analysis

5. Chromatography


7. Western-blot

8. Other immunological techniques

9. Proteomics

Part II

10. The cell

11. Cell growth techniques

12. Microscopy techniques for cellular studies I

13. Microscopy techniques for cellular studies II

14. Microscopy techniques for cellular studies III

Module 4. Bioinformatics applied to molecular biology

1. Introduction

2. Historical background

3. Database

4. Comparative genomics

5. Functional genomics

6. Sequence analysis and protein structure

7. Bioinformatics applied to the study of protein expression: proteomics

Major Project

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What our students think about us

Latoya Lambert
Latoya Melanie Andreth Lambert
Postgraduate in Molecular Biology

I enrolled in this programme for its accreditation and flexibility. It's been a wonderful experience, deepening my passion for biology and research. The well-structured theory, abundant resources, and exceptional support have enriched my journey. The lecturer is outstanding, with a professional yet warm personality and deep knowledge. Overall, it's been a rewarding journey, and I'm eager to gain more knowledge and skills in this field.


Why enrol in our MSc / PGDip Molecular Biology? Because in addition to having prestigious professors and a curriculum aimed at preventing student drop-out, we guide our students towards achieving their professional goals.

Learn more about the employability plan you'll benefit from the moment you sign up.

Frequently asked questions

What professional opportunities does the MSc Molecular Biology offer?

There has been a real boom in biomedical and biotechnology laboratories in recent decades. With our MSc / PGDip Molecular Biology on your CV, you will be able to apply for a range of challenging and rewarding positions across various sectors.

Most employment opportunities available to molecular biology experts can be found in public and private research laboratories, diagnostic laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, multinational biomedical development companies, and food technology companies.

How long does it take to obtain a MSc Molecular Biology?

Our MSc Molecular Biology has a total duration of 2250 hours. This is equivalent to 180 UK credits, the workload typically associated with an academic year. You can also choose our PGDip, which has no Major Project included and has a duration of 1500 hours (120 UK CAT).

What clinical laboratory equipment will you use?

The MSc Molecular Biology programme includes an introductory module on the basic concepts of cleaning, disinfecting and sterilising laboratory equipment and materials.

In addition to this, during the optional internship, you will come into direct contact with a range of different machines that are integral to biomedical and biotech laboratory work, such as centrifuges, coagulation analysers, humidity analysers, mass comparators, and microbalances.

What is the price of a MSc / PGDip Molecular Biology?

At CEMP, we offer online training programs that are fully adapted to the needs of each person, with tailored payment instalments available worldwide, to make sure each student is able to complete all stages of their postgraduate course successfully. To find out more about fees and payment plans, contact us through the online form and one of our friendly and experienced team will be in touch.