Summary

Programme Structure Summary

Year 1 of PhD in Molecular Cell Biology

Students are required to complete all of the modules listed over

(5 programme-specific modules total):

  • *MC7001 Molecular Cell Biology: Advanced Laboratory Skills I
  • *MC7002 Molecular Cell Biology: Advanced Laboratory Skills II
  • **CB7004/MC7004 Cell and Molecular Biology
  • **CB7005/MC7005 Human Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering Techniques
  • **CB7006 Cancer: Biological and Clinical Perspectives (students in cancer theme) *OR* MC7006 Infection and Inflammatory Processes: Biological and Clinical Perspectives (students in infection/immunity theme)

 

In addition to the modules above, students must complete two post-graduate modules from a selection available.

 

 

*MC7001, MC7002 are ~5-month laboratory rotation projects.

**MC7004, MC7005 and MC7006 are programme-specific modules focusing on advanced topics relevant to cancer and infection/immunity. MC7004 and MC7005 will be based on existing post-graduate cancer biology modules – CB7004 and CB7005; thus those modules have dual codes.   

In the final month of Year 1, students will prepare and orally defend a research proposal based on their intended thesis work, i.e. thesis proposal. While not a credited module, this component of Year 1 will carry an equivalent workload of 10 credits.

 

 Year 2 of PhD Molecular Cell Biology

Students to complete one module MC7007 Current Topics in Molecular Cell Biology I (journal club format; meeting once monthly) 
 Dissertation research  

Year 3 of PhD in Molecular Cell Biology

Students to complete one module: MC7008 Current Topics in Molecular Cell Biology II (journal club format; meeting once monthly) 
Dissertation research  

 Year 4 of PhD in Molecular Cell Biology

Dissertation research  Writing of thesis and submission
   Viva voce examination of thesis

Molecular Cell Biology

School of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Cork.

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