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Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Medicine MSc

Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Medicine MSc

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Full time | University Park Campus | 12 months | SEP

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Specialisations: P-Z Cell Biology

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Actively participate in the exciting field of Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Medicine with the longest running course of its kind in the UK.

You'll learn about how we obtain and maintain adult, embryonic and pluripotent stem cells and their potential to repair tissue damage and cure diseases like diabetes, cancer, Parkinson's, and dementia.

Throughout the course you'll learn about the practical skills and techniques required to study the science of stem cells and you'll also learn about the business, ethical, and legal areas of dealing with them. The course culminates in a research project with experts in the field in world class facilities including our brand new Biodiscovery Institute.

Whether you aim to go into industry or further research into stem cells, this course is the perfect opportunity for you to gain the knowledge and skills you'll need to succeed.

Graduate destinations

Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers.

Many are also working in biotechnology and positions in the stem cell industry and government-funded agencies (like stem cell banks) in roles such as:

  • Chief Scientific Officer and Executive Direct (Regrow, Mumbai)
  • Group Leader (Adaptimmune)
  • Product Manager (Janssen)
  • Analyst and Insight Manager (Novartis)
  • Research Executive (Axol Bioscience)
  • Associate Project Manager (Amgen)
  • Research and Design Manager (Future Health Biobank)
  • Scientist (Reneuron)

Others have found roles in regularity and associated areas including Gene Therapy Trial Co-ordinator (National Institute for Health research), Stem Cell Scientist (Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency) and Trainee Patent Attorney (Forresters).


The purpose of this course is to provide students with a detailed understanding of the biology, culture, derivation, differentiation ethics and commercialization of human and mouse embryonic pluripotent stem cells. The practical sessions within the course will provide laboratory experience of the range of the range of techniques in current use for culture, differentiation, manipulation and assessment and transfection of these cells. During practical sessions students acquire the laboratory skills necessary for work with pluripotent stem cells. Thus, a major part of this module is learning and demonstrating proficiency. The tutorial sessions are designed to explore the legislation, clinical application and current obstacles to commercialization of these cells, in addition to covering critical evaluation of embryonic pluripotent stem cell experimental design.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have 2:1. If your first degree is not biology-based, you must also have A level Biology at Grade B or above. 2:2 undergraduate degrees will be considered if the student has demonstrated practical skills through working in industry or academia for at least six months. All students with 2:2 degrees will be required to have an interview.

University information

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering institution with a long and distinguished heritage in education. It is a research-intensive university, and a superb place to study for a postgraduate qualification. It offers excellent teaching and learning facilities and a wide network of professional partnership organisations offering plenty of career opportunities. Taught and research courses are available in a wide range of subject areas and...more