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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Biomedical science focuses on the understanding of human health and disease, developing diagnostics and treatments that inevitably save and improve lives. Our research-informed MSc Biomedical Science programme aligns to the research disciplines within our newly formed Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research (replacing the Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine – ITSMed), allowing you to focus your MSc in either cancer, neuroscience, or infection & Immunity.

Our programme provides you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and practical skills and supports those interested in pursuing research at postgraduate level.

Key features

  • Select a specialist pathway focusing on Cancer Biology, Clinical Neuroscience* or Infection and Immunity.
  • Dedicated content covering genomics, proteomics and transcriptomics.
  • 50+ hours of practical-based learning per pathway.
  • 15-week, independent practical- or dry-laboratory research projects available, supported by a dedicated supervisor.
  • An international reputation in translational research; ranked 1st in the UK for Research Output in Clinical Medicine.
  • Significant financial investment in laboratory infrastructure including the newly constructed Derriford Research Facility.
  • Programme professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

The MSc Biomedical Science programme enables you to specialise in one of three areas through our research-aligned, biomedical pathways:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Infection and Immunity

Each pathway comprises two discipline-specific modules covering specialist and application teaching, along with three core modules in molecular genetics and proteomics, project design and development, and a research dissertation project aligned to your pathway choice. All modules are assessed through a variety of coursework types, including written elements, presentations and timed/practical elements, and a written project dissertation. This enables you to gain broad, transferable skills and experience.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,200per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    69th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

The university has a thriving international community, with over 2,500 students from more than 100 countries, and 80 partnerships in over 30 countries.
A dedicated international student advice team provides specialist support to international students, helping them settle into UK life.
The university is renowned for its world-leading research, especially in the fields of marine and maritime, health technologies and sustainability.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    51st out of 100 17

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    126 57%

    40th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66 66%

    66th

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.29 86%

    7th

    5

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