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Biomedical Sciences by Research (MSc)

Master of Science
Course Type
Academic year
2024 / 2025 Course subject to approval

About this course

Future course preview

We are aiming to offer this course from September 2024. We will publish further information when it is available.

Develop advanced scientific, research and transferable skills required to become an independent researcher in Biomedical Sciences.

The programme is aimed at biological and biomedical science graduates who are interested in developing further laboratory-based research skills and subject specific knowledge before committing to a PhD programme or a wide variety of careers such as in academia, industry, policy or science journalism.

You will work within our vibrant research community that harnesses the University’s expertise in translational science. The outstanding clinical infrastructure and enterprise facilitates the translation of our pioneering research for patient benefit.

Our one-year full-time MSc in Biomedical Sciences by Research programme will be delivered through a series of bespoke taught modules as well as two, 18-week research projects where you will gain a broad range of laboratory skills and valuable experience of working in different research environments.

You will be supervised by internationally recognised academics who conduct pioneering research and are passionate about teaching the next generation of translational scientists.  

Projects will be undertaken in one of the following research areas: 

  • infection and immunity
  • interdisciplinary dementia and ageing
  • nutrition and metabolism
  • respiratory medicine
  • stem cells and regenerative medicine

There are no traditional exams. Instead, we will test your understanding, critical appraisal and application of knowledge through a range different assessment types.

As part of the course you will: 

  • undertake two, 18-week research projects
  • gain a large range of practical skills
  • experience working in different research environments
  • use our state-of-the-art research facilities
  • develop transferable skills enhancing employability for a variety of careers

Course lead

Dr Franchesca Houghton is an Associate Professor in Stem Cells and Developmental Biology.

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