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Biomedical Sciences by Research (MSc)

Master of Science
Typical Offer
2:1 degree View full entry requirements
1 year
Course Type
University Hospital Southampton and Highfield
Next course starts
September 2024

About this course

Develop advanced scientific, research, and transferable skills required to become an independent researcher in Biomedical Sciences. This course is for Biological sciences and Biomedical Sciences graduates who want to enhance their skills and knowledge before committing to a PhD or a wide variety of careers such as academia, industry, policy, or science journalism.
You’ll work within our vibrant research community that harnesses the University’s expertise in translational science. The outstanding clinical infrastructure and enterprise enable the translation of our pioneering research for patient benefit
You'll study a variety of different modules and complete two research projects which will focus on one of the following research areas: 
  • infection and immunity
  • nutrition and metabolism
  • respiratory medicine
  • stem cells and regenerative medicine

As part of the course, you'll also: 

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

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

Course lead

Dr Franchesca Houghton is an Associate Professor in Stem Cells and Developmental Biology. You can contact our team by emailing

Course locations

This course is based at University Hospital Southampton and Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.