12 months
15700 GBP/year
10200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


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


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:
  • Project Design and Development

  • Molecular Biology: Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics

  • Research Project

  • Infection and Immunity

  • Contemporary Applications in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

  • Contemporary Science of Infection and Immunity

  • Cancer Biology and Therapeutics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can usually be made throughout the year, and are considered until programmes are full. 


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should have a good honours degree, or equivalent, awarded by a UK institute of higher education in a biomedical or biological-related subject. Those with a lower second-class honours degree, an alternative subject qualification, or relevant work-based experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.
  • This programme accepts applications from medical, dental and veterinary students who wish to intercalate their studies.
  • For overseas applicants, you can check how your qualification compares with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service.
  • If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    15700 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15700 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10200 GBP per year during 12 months.

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.


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.

Our partners

Biomedical Science
University of Plymouth


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!