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 our research strengths within our newly formed Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research and offers the opportunity for students to focus their MSc Biomedical Science programme in of our three specialist areas: Cancer Biology, Clinical Neuroscience, Infection & Immunity.
Undertaking one of these specialist pathways combined with core teaching covering genetics and proteomics, provides students with a broad knowledge and practical skill set that supports those interested in pursuing a career in research.
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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 choose one of the following pathway-specific programmes:
- MSc Biomedical Science – Cancer Biology
- MSc Biomedical Science – Clinical Neuroscience
- MSc Biomedical Science – Infection & Immunity
Each of the specialist programmes comprises five modules (3 core modules and 2 pathway-specific modules):
- Molecular Biology (core module)
- Research Design & Development (core module)
- Research project (core module)
- Specialist module 1 (pathway specific)
- Specialist module 2 (pathway specific)
Cancer Biology pathway: examines the fundamentals of various cancers and real-world diagnostics to set you up for a future career in advanced cellular science.
Clinical Neuroscience pathway: teaches the essentials of neurobiology with special focus on cause and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.
Infection & Immunity pathway: explores molecular and cellular basis of infections and disease pathogenesis, antibiotic resistance, and immune system response.
We invite applications up until the beginning of September for UK applicants or mid-August for international applicants, with the programme commencing the 3rd week of September. A pathway may be closed early if all available spaces are taken. A two-year part-time route is also available for this programme starting at the same time in September. Please contact the programme lead, Philip.Warburton@plymouth.ac.uk for further information.