MSc Biomedical Science
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.
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Delivered by professional experts, our programmes are tailored to you and your career. Together, we address today's most challenging healthcare issues, through research-informed teaching and active, real-world learning.
MSc Biomedical Science (specialist) pathway options:
Students on the MSc Biomedical Science programme undertake three core modules plus one specialist pathway from three available options:
- Cancer Biology – examines the fundamentals of various cancers and real-world diagnostics to set you up for a future career in advanced cellular science.
- Clinical Neuroscience – teaches the essentials of neurobiology with special focus on cause and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases (commences September 2021).
- Infection & Immunity – explores molecular and cellular basis of infections and disease pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance, and immune system response.
This gives each student core knowledge in molecular biology, theoretical and practical-based teaching in their chosen specialist area, and the option to undertake a pathway-focused research project with a dedicated supervisor. This forms the MSc Biomedical Science (specialist) programme with students able to graduate with their named specialist pathway - e.g. MSc Biomedical Science (Cancer Biology).
Applications are accepted up until September (for a mid-September start) or until a pathway is full. A two-year part-time route is available for this programme. Please contact Philip.Warburton@plymouth.ac.uk for further information.