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Skin Science and Stem Cell Biology

University of Bradford

12 months
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20885 GBP/year
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About

The Skin Science and Stem Cell Biology programme at the University of Bradford has been designed to allow students to focus on acquiring specialised scientific knowledge and practical skills in stem cell biology related to skin sciences, with a particular emphasis on the potential applications in the treatment of skin disorders as well as the relevance to regenerative medicine.

Overview

Skin Science and Stem Cell Biology is the study of the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in tissue regeneration; study of which is ultimately aimed at the treatment of human disease by producing replacement cells, tissues and organs. Although still in relative infancy, this exciting new field of tissue engineering is rapidly growing in importance, as recognised by the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine which was awarded for research in this field.

A key feature of the Skin Science and Stem Cell Biology programme at the University of Bradfordis the opportunity to combine advanced scientific knowledge in skin sciences with the experimental techniques used in research. Consequently, graduates qualified with a MSc in Skin Science and Stem Cell Biology are in high demand for employment in hospitals, universities, healthcare and diagnostics laboratories, as well as other industries where commercialisation of diagnostic and cosmetic products is of primary importance.

Career prospects

Regenerative medicine aims to treat human disease by producing replacement cells, tissues or organs. It involves a group of novel technologies based on the use of stem cells. This exciting area is currently at an early stage, but it is developing rapidly due to the recent ability to manipulate specialised adult stem cells to revert to a more flexible, embryonic–like stage (induced pluripotent stem cells) which can produce all cell types (Nobel Prize, 2012).

Since regenerative medicine has the potential to become an area of major practical importance in clinical medicine, but is currently at a very early stage, postgraduates with advanced knowledge in this topic will be well- placed at the forefront of a new and rapidly expanding area.

Graduates from this unique Masters course, which is the only one providing expertise in both skin sciences and regenerative medicine, will have a particular advantage as their proficiency will cover these two important fields with major significance for both research and industrial employment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Practical Skills in Research
  • Molecular and Cell Biology
  • Skin Biology, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Research Project Preparation and Plan
  • Research Project 
  • Innovation in Life Science Industry, From Concept to Marketplace

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree in any aspect of the Biological Sciences or a related Life Sciences course. A medical degree would also be appropriate. Minimum classification - 2:2 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

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    20885 GBP/year
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  • National

    8784 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 8784 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Bradford

713 - 1353 GBP /month
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