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Full time | Sighthill Campus | 1 year | 05-SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

05-SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our internationally recognised course will prepare you for a fulfilling career as a biomedical scientist

Overview

This course is designed to enable you pursue a career as a biomedical scientist in a variety of research, development and leadership roles.

You'll be supported by an internationally-recognised and highly active biomedicine science group with varied research interests and links with healthcare industries, research institutes and the NHS.

Course details

During your study, you will develop a detailed knowledge of key concepts in immunology, toxicology, pharmacology and disease biology and learn how these disciplines are applied in biomedical science.

You’ll gain critical understanding of specialist research areas and unique insights into the challenges currently facing biomedical science.

You’ll also acquire an in-depth appreciation of research and development practices in the healthcare industries through guest lectures and site visits to specialised laboratories. These experiences will allow you to explore and critique issues of relevance to professional working practice, enhancing your skills in evidence-based decision making.

There is an emphasis on developing your practical laboratory skills with various opportunities for hands-on experience in a range of current techniques and practices.

In your final trimester you’ll undertake an independent project within a vibrant biomedical research team, allowing you to apply and further develop your technical, research and professional skills. There may be the opportunity to conduct your research project externally in a relevant organisation or industry.

You’ll also develop key skills including communication, problem solving, team work, project management, and leadership.

Assessments

Your assessments are mapped out across your programme and include formative work to help practice your skills, as well as summative work which will build on this preparatory work.

These are carefully spaced out across each trimester to avoid clashes and include many different types of assessment such as essays, lab reports, posters, oral presentations, short discussions, class tests and exams. Some of these assessments involve group-work, whilst others are individual.

Careers

  • Employment in hospitals, NHS, local government or health and safety divisions in various roles including research, Research & Development (R&D), management and consultancy.
  • Employment in industrial settings from smaller medical biotechnology enterprises to global pharmaceutical companies.
  • Progression to PhD to follow an academic career.
  • If you currently work in the biomedical sector, this programme will enhance your prospects for career progression.

Modules

The module will introduce you to the concepts of health and illness, cell adaptation, inflammation, cell injury/death, and neoplasia. Biological mechanisms underlying disease will be studied, including consideration of genetic causes of disease. You will study the development of disease, together with the principles of disease pathogenesis, investigation and treatment. You will be introduced to the general principles of pharmacology, identification of therapeutic targets, mechanisms of drug action, and the potential side-effects associated with medicines.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£6,720

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£17,370

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this course is a Bachelor (Honours) Degree at a 2:2 or above, or equivalent. We look for applicants to have a background in bio-molecular sciences such as biological sciences, biotechnology, molecular biology, immunology, virology, genetics, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, human biology, pharmacology, microbiology, forensic biology in order to be eligible for the programme. We may also consider lesser qualifications if you have sufficient relevant work experience.