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Stem Cell Engineering for Regenerative Medicine

12 months
23950 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Stem Cell Engineering for Regenerative Medicine programme of the University of Glasgow is to train a new generation of researchers with expertise in stem cell culture, engineering, regulation and translation in the regenerative medicine space, to help fill the skills shortage in the industrial life sciences sector.


Why this programme

  • The UK and further afield hosts a rapidly growing regenerative medicine sector with major centres focused on production of cellular and acellular therapies and a growth of clinical trialling. Therefore, there is increasing demand for recruits with highly specialised regenerative medicine experience.
  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • The Stem Cell Engineering for Regenerative Medicine programme of the University of Glasgow is run by our team within our centre for excellence, the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment, specialising in stem cell science and their potential within regenerative medicine.
  • Research project training will be delivered under the supervision of world-leading researchers, including Professors Mathew Dalby and Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez and Drs Catherine Berry, Mathis Riehle and Cristina Gonzalez, under the Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment.
  • Receive expert teaching, from academics across both Life Sciences and Bioengineering disciplines, providing understanding on the concepts of stem cells and the translation aims, biophysics, scaffolds and tissues, ‘omic approaches to data handling, bioimaging and bioinformatics.
  • Learn lab skills, including cell culture and molecular biology, to allow you to complete a final semester research project.
  • Further focus will be on your ability to bioengineer 3D microenvironments to enable stem cell growth and differentiation, creating 3D models for Pharma and toxicology testing.
  • Work on an interdisciplinary project in your final semester, which will lie at the interface between bioengineering and life sciences.
  • Laboratory based projects will be carried out mainly within our new Research Hub at the University of Glasgow.
  • Learn to incorporate, microscopy, materials processing and cell culture under one roof.

Career prospects

Following completion, graduates will be equipped with the skills to progress with a career in stem cell engineering and regenerative medicine directly, through a variety of means such as:

  • Regulation (e.g. MHRA, SNBTS, CGTC),
  • Industry (e.g. regenerative medicine, pharma, toxicology),
  • Academia ,
  • Patenting and IP,
  • Local government (governance and law)
  • Science writing,
  • Further research training via a PhD

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Research Skills
  • Stem Cell Science and Engineering Microenvironments for Regenerative Medicine
  • Biophysics of Cells and Systems
  • Recombinant Protein Expression
  • Scaffolds and Tissues
  • Technology Transfer and Commercialisation of Bioscience Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Second-class Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject (e.g. bioengineering, life sciences)
  • Previous experience, professional or lab-based work will be taken into account
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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    23950 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 23950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
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