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Biomedical Science MBiomedSci

University of Sheffield

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  • Qualification

    Master of Biomedical Sciences - MBiomedSci

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our four year Master of Biomedical Science (MBiomedSci) course is designed for students who want to pursue a career in industrial or academic research, with the majority of the fourth year devoted to a major research project in an academic lab.The course covers everything from the gene to whole body systems including cell and molecular biology, genetics, physiology, pharmacology, anatomy, developmental biology, neuroscience and systems biology. We're proud to be one of only a few universities in the UK to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to perform full body cadaveric dissection, providing you with an excellent foundation for understanding human physiology and developmental biology. You might even choose to gain valuable work experience as a recognised part of your degree by spending a year on placement.All of our students take compulsory modules designed to give you specialist knowledge of biomedical science and the essential skills that every professional scientist needs. As you progress through your degree, optional modules will allow you to specialise in the areas that interest you the most, from physiology, pharmacology and neuroscience, to developmental and cell biology, stem cells and cancer.In your first year you’ll cover the basic concepts and skills that biomedicine is based on. In practical lab sessions you’ll learn the scientific research techniques that you’ll use throughout your degree. You’ll have lectures and take part in small group tutorials where you’ll be introduced to the latest research findings from our world-leading academics and you’ll also have the opportunity to share your own knowledge and benefit from others' expertise through optional peer assisted study sessions.In your second year you’ll begin exploring more advanced scientific techniques both in the lab and in lectures with topics including molecular physiology and cell and developmental biology. Many students choose to take our ’Introduction to Human Anatomy’ module where you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the human body by performing cadaveric dissection.In your third year you'll complete a research project alongside your chosen specialist modules. Students who choose to be lab-based will be embedded in one of our research groups, working within a team to conduct and report research findings. If you choose to undertake your project in a non-laboratory setting you could complete an extended library project, gain experience of teaching in local schools, or even join the "Patients as Educators" scheme to interact with and discuss clinical conditions with patient volunteers.In your fourth year the majority of your time will be devoted to a major research project designed to equip you with the advanced laboratory skills you’ll need for a successful and rewarding career in science. You'll be embedded within one of our specialist research groups, conducting your own independent research and interacting with academics and lab staff as a professional scientist.Our graduates go on to make a difference in all sorts of ways. Many of them use their scientific skills and specialist knowledge to work in biomedical research, biotechnology or the pharmaceutical industry for large organisations such as GSK and Pfizer. Some do a PhD, or go on to study medicine, dentistry or veterinary science. Our graduates are also successful in areas as diverse as journalism, medical sales, the software sector, management and administration.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 24,450per year

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University information

University of Sheffield

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  • Campus address

    University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TN, England

As a member of the UK's prestigious Russell Group, the university has a global reputation for research and teaching excellence.
Among the world's top 100 universities (QS World University Rankings 2021) Sheffield offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a wide range of subjects.
Located in the centre of the UK in a friendly and affordable city, the university has more than 29,000 students from over 150 different countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 100 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    151 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.19 84%



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