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About

Our research-informed MSc Biomedical Science programme at University of Plymouth aligns to our research strengths within our newly formed Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research and offers the opportunity for students to focus their MSc Biomedical Science programme in of our three specialist areas: Cancer Biology, Clinical Neuroscience, Infection & Immunity.

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Undertaking one of these specialist pathways combined with core teaching covering genetics and proteomics, provides students with a broad knowledge and practical skill set that supports those interested in pursuing a career in research. MSc Biomedical Science programme is offered at University of Plymouth .

Key Features:

  • Choose to specialise in either Cancer Biology, Clinical Neuroscience* or Infection and Immunity.
  • Dedicated core content covering genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics.
  • 50+ hours of practical-based learning on each pathway (laboratory and computational-based).
  • 15-week, independent wet- or dry-laboratory research projects available, supported by a dedicated supervisor.
  • Significant financial investment in laboratory infrastructure including our recently built Derriford Research Facility.
  • Programme professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
  • An international reputation in translational research; ranked 1st in the UK for Research Output in Clinical Medicine for REF 2014.
  • 100% overall student satisfaction in the 2019-20 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (University of Plymouth).
  • Ranked 41st best UK University in the Guardian best UK universities 2022 rankings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology: Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics 
  • Infection and Immunity 
  • Cancer Biology and Therapeutics 
  • Contemporary Applications in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics 
  • Project Design and Development 
  • Research Project 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Most of our taught programmes begin in September. Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

You should have either:

  • A good honours degree (at least 2:2), or equivalent UK university or institute of higher education qualification in a relevant subject with a significant biomedical, biological or biochemical content related to the specialist subject(s) to be studied.
  • If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service.
Or:
  • Other qualifications and experience that the programme manager deems equivalent in subject content and level of attainment to any of the above.

Living costs for Plymouth

731 - 1387 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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