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.
- BIOM5001 Molecular Biology: Genomics, Transcriptomics and Proteomics
- BIOM5005 Project Design and Development
- BIOM5006 Research Project
Students also select one dedicated pathway from the following three options:
1) Cancer Biology pathway
- BHCS5009 Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
- BHCS5010 Contemporary Applications in Cancer Biology and Therapeutics
2) Clinical Neuroscience pathway*
- BHCS5011 Basis & Clinical Neuroscience
- BHCS5012 Contemporary Applications in Neurobiology
3) Infection and Immunity pathway
- BHCS5008 Infection and Immunity
- BIOM5003 Contemporary Science of Infection and Immunity
Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.
* Clinical Neuroscience pathway has been approved by the University for a September 2021 start and is undergoing IBMS accreditation.
We recommend that you apply as early as possible stipulating your desired pathway. Once a pathway is full, we are unable to guarantee further pathway-specific projects so reserve the right to close applications or offer out an alternative project.