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Full time | Plymouth University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

MSc Biomedical Science

Biomedical science is a fast-paced, continuously evolving field. Our MSc Biomedical Science degree offers you the opportunity to specialise in one of our three dedicated pathway topics; Cancer Biology, Clinical Neuroscience* or Infection and Immunity, aligning to our Faculty’s research strengths. This enables you to broaden your theoretical knowledge, hone your clinical/practical skills, and enhance your professional/research experience.

Along with your choice of research project tied to your chosen pathway, you can focus your studies on an area that interests you.

Key features

  • Specialist programme pathways in Cancer Biology, Clinical Neuroscience* or Infection and Immunity.
  • An international reputation in translational research, with significant financial investment in laboratory infrastructure.
  • Benefit from academics actively researching and developing new techniques/diagnostics in biomedical science.
  • Enrich your learning with expertise from our research-active staff and NHS links.
  • Focus your specific research interests under the guidance of your personal project adviser.
  • Gain skills needed to study at masters level with specialist modules on research techniques and project development.
  • Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.


The module will provide students with the knowledge to understand and critically review the current scientific literature and skills associated with the project design, development and knowledge transfer process.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You should have either: A minimum of a lower-second class honours degree or equivalent UK university or institute of higher education qualification in biomedical sciences or related subject with a genetics content. Applicants with a lower second-class honours degree will be required undertake an interview as part of the application process. If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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