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MSc Stem Cells and Regeneration

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Distance without attendance | University of Bristol | 2 years | SEP-21

Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cell Biology Town & Country Planning

Course type


Course Summary

Programme overview

This innovative distance-learning programme is taught online and will provide you with knowledge and understanding in the highly topical and exciting field of stem cell biology and regeneration. You will be guided from the origins of this field through to its application (and potential applications) in treating human disease, covering the latest tools and technologies available for study in this area. Programme content is delivered by researchers active in the field, giving you the opportunity to engage with the latest breakthroughs. Students will also acheive PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.

Lectures, online discussions and assessments are delivered over the internet. This offers you more flexibility than traditional campus-based courses as you can study in your own environment. You will only be required to visit Bristol for your formal examinations at the end of the academic year. This distance-learning model, together with a part-time study option, makes the programme particularly appealing if you want to combine full-time employment with study.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip exit awards during this course.


The programme can open up a number of different career opportunities. It can be used as a pathway to further studies (eg a PhD) which in turn could lead to a research or academic career in the field.

It can also open up opportunities in private industry, for example:

Biotechnology sector research/sales
Stem cell business development
Stem cell banking
Stem cell patents
Stem cell clinical translation
Charity research development
Pharmaceutical industry
Stem cell regulatory bodies.


This unit covers the mechanisms by which cells communicate with one-another at the molecular and biochemical level. It will cover three main areas (with approximately equal emphasis/time on each). The first will provide a broad coverage of the principles and types of molecules involved in cell-cell communication (this will also encompass revision of some more fundamental aspects of cell biology). The second will provide a more detailed coverage of signalling pathways and networks that influence cell fate (division, death and differentiation). The third will provide a more detailed coverage of signalling within specific systems (e.g. neuronal, immune and cardiovascular systems). Relevance to health and disease will be incorporated in each section.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fees for 2021/22 are as follows: Overseas (including EU): full-time (MSc)-£21,800 and it is a guide for part time students.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

An upper second-class (or, exceptionally, a lower second-class) honours degree in a relevant subject (science or medicine).