MSc in Biomedical Science

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About the course

Biomedical Science uses the basis of biological principles to enhance our understanding of human health and the treatment of disease, using a multidisciplinary approach. Knowledge of various disciplines allows the exploration of the normal physiology of the human body, leading to an appreciation of the processes of disease, aiding our advances in disease diagnosis and subsequent therapeutic intervention. Students undertaking this MSc programme will gain an understanding of the importance of research and experience advanced techniques, incorporating research design and data analysis.

Facilities include a wide range of instrumentation and up-to-date equipment for proteomic and genomic analysis, coupled with the studies of cellular processes. The University has an international reputation for research focused on oncology, the cardiovascular system and metabolic diseases. The programme builds upon the research expertise within the School and long-established history of collaboration with clinical scientists within the NHS, in addition to the School’s strong relationship with the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU: £5,200 full-time

A new system of postgraduate loans for Masters degrees in the UK are now available. They provide up to £10,000 a year for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. For more information, visit our Postgraduate Loans page.

Overseas: £15,300 full-time

*Please note, part-time fees and fees for Home/EU students have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

All applicants: TBC

Entry requirements


At least a 2.2 Honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in Biomedical Science. Applicants with non-standard qualifications may apply, as appropriate experience will be taken into account.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Study information

This programme is taught by academic staff from the School, and invited speakers such as clinical staff from local hospitals. You will be allocated a personal tutor and have regular contact with experienced researchers working in the biomedical field.

The modules taken by all students during taught semesters are:

  • Current Topics in Biomedical Science
  • Research Skills in Biomedical Sciences
  • Diseases in Biomedicine
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Ethics in Biomedicine/Clinical Statistics
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer

You will also undertake a substantive research project on your chosen aspect of biomedical science.

From the MSc Biomedical Science programme of study students will gain an in-depth understanding of the generic, biological, physiological, and cellular processes with reference to the interconnectedness between health and disease. You will gain an understanding of the ethical and moral consequences of research in this subject area, and make use of the principles of scientific inquiry in the context of evidence-based practice. Your new knowledge will be acquired through research, practical real-world problem solving and practical experience that will allow you to interpret and critically evaluate data within the context of biomedical science.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

This MSc will enhance your scientific theoretical and practical abilities, thus providing you with skills at the forefront of medical science research.

The course will aid your preparation for future employment or your advancement to PhD level studies. Employers of biomedical sciences postgraduates include the NHS, Medical Research Council, Government-funded and private pathology laboratories.