With an ageing population and chronic diseases on the rise, there is a need for more effective medical treatments and therefore a need for trained tissue engineering researchers to deliver these technologies.
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is an ever-emerging interdisciplinary field of biomedical research; which combines life sciences, biology and engineering, to progress the repair, replacement and enhancement of diseased and damaged tissues.
It’s a field that has the potential to deliver treatments for diseases, injuries and disorders where currently people have no options.
What you'll study
The Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine programme from Cardiff University provides in-depth training in this branch of biomedical science, including stem cell biology, biomaterials and tissue/organ engineering. The MSc offers a balanced combination of theory and practice; and can serve either as preparation for a PhD or as a self-contained master’s qualification.
The programme is both lecture and laboratory based; benefiting from taught modules that cover areas such as Cellular & Molecular Biology and Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine and culminating in a hands-on 5-month research project. It also includes several opportunities to visit relevant clinical settings and local industrial partners.
The programme further benefits from affiliation and close involvement with the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER). CITER is an interdisciplinary research network between the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Dentistry, Engineering, Healthcare Sciences, Medicine, Optometry and Pharmacy. You will therefore study within a multidisciplinary community with internationally excellent academic, research and clinical expertise not available at many other institutions.
Based at The University Hospital of Wales (the 3rd largest university hospital in the UK), you will develop technical laboratory skills and will be presented with a number of opportunities to extend your communication and presentation skills, both written and orally.
You will acquire a number of specific skills, such as the ability to collect, analyse and interpret a range of complex quantitative and qualitative data. You will also develop a number of valuable laboratory research-based skills, through the completion of a 5-month research project of your choice*, which will be presented as a poster at the annual CITER scientific meeting.
Graduates from this Programme will have a broad spectrum of knowledge and a variety of skills, making them highly attractive both to potential employers and research establishments in this fast-developing sector.
Students with scholarships/funding support have the option to apply for the MSc as a 1+3 year programme of study, continuing into a PhD programme within the School at the next intake date if they satisfy the following criteria:
Careers and placements
After successfully completing this MSc, you should have a broad spectrum of knowledge and a variety of skills, making you highly attractive both to potential employers and research establishments.
Since its introduction in 2006, 95% of our MSc graduates have progressed onto career paths highly relevant to the CITER MSc remit. These include PhDs within CITER and at other UK, EU and USA Universities, Graduate-Entry Medicine, Specialist Registrar Training, Teaching, and positions in Industry and Clinical Laboratory settings.
You will have the opportunity to attend clinical attachments, in areas such as orthopaedics, nephrology and dermatology. Furthermore, you will also have the opportunity to visit local companies involved in producing tissue engineering and repair therapies for clinical use. These include Cell Therapy Ltd., Reneuron plc, Biomonde Ltd., and MBI Wales Ltd.
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- Cellular and Molecular Biology
- Tissue Engineering from Concept to Clinical Practice
- Research Methods
- Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
DisciplinesHuman Medicine General Engineering & Technology View 786 other Masters in General Engineering & Technology in United Kingdom
- a 2:2 honours degree in in a relevant discipline, for example, in bio- or life-sciences or clinical subjects
- or a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification.
- Applicants need to upload a CV which details all relevant qualifications achieved or pending, a Personal Statement and two academic references.
International22700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 22700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National11950 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 11950 GBP per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Cardiff
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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