School of Crystallography,
University of London
The course leads to the award of an Advanced Certificate in Protein Crystallography from Birkbeck College, University of London. The Advanced Certificate is equivalent to half a British Master's degree. The one-year course consists nominally of 3 terms of 12 weeks each, equivalent to 2 semesters. It is not possible to make definite statements about the credit equivalent (US).
Each student is assessed by a combination of the course work assignments submitted in Terms 1 and 2, the projects submitted in Term 3 (with possibly short oral examination) and an unseen final written examination in Term 3. The final exam mark will consist of 50% from the unseen examination and 50% from the course work and projects.
The examination will be held at an approved external examination centre local to the place of residence of the student (e.g. at a local university). An extra fee, determined by the local centre, may be incurred for students sitting exams at external examination centres.
Note: A student may opt not to take the unseen final examination and/or not to do the projects, in which case a Certificate of Attendance may be given on the basis of course work only.