Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

Cardiff University
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

About this program

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (MSc)

The Programme provides in-depth training in this branch of biomedical science, including stem cell biology, biomaterials and tissue/organ engineering. The MSc offers a balanced combination of theory and practice; and can serve either as preparation for a PhD or as a self-contained master’s qualification.

The programme is both lecture and laboratory based; benefiting from taught modules that cover areas such as Cellular & Molecular Biology and Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine and culminating in a hands-on 5-month research project. It also includes several opportunities to visit relevant clinical settings and local industrial partners.

The programme further benefits from affiliation and close involvement with the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER). CITER is an interdisciplinary research network between the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Dentistry, Engineering, Healthcare Sciences, Medicine, Optometry and Pharmacy. You will therefore study within a multidisciplinary community with internationally excellent academic, research and clinical expertise not available at many other institutions.

Based at The University Hospital of Wales (the 3rd largest university hospital in the UK), you will develop technical laboratory skills and will be presented with a number of opportunities to extend your communication and presentation skills, both written and orally.

You will acquire a number of specific skills, such as the ability to collect, analyse and interpret a range of complex quantitative and qualitative data. You will also develop a number of valuable laboratory research-based skills, through the completion of a 5-month research project of your choice*, which will be presented as a poster at the annual CITER scientific meeting.

Graduates from this Programme will have a broad spectrum of knowledge and a variety of skills, making them highly attractive both to potential employers and research establishments in this fast-developing sector.

Admission requirements

Typically you will need to have either:

  • a 2:2 honours degree in in a relevant discipline, for example, in bio- or life-sciences or clinical subjects
  • or a university-recognised equivalent academic qualification.

English Language requirements

IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in all subskills, or an accepted equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2022/23 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2022.

Year one

  • Dissertation
  • Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • Tissue Engineering from Concept to Clinical Practice
  • Research Methods
  • Stem Cells, Regenerative Medicine and Scientific Methods

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


  • Tuition fees for UK Students:£11,950 per year
  • Tuition fees for International Students:£23,450 per year


The Learning Outcomes for this Programme can be found below:

Knowledge & Understanding:

On successful completion of the Programme you will be able to demonstrate:

  • Systematic understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine and the need for integration of knowledge from different fields.
  • An understanding of the cellular/tissue alterations which occur during various disease states and ageing in humans.
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the core principles of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
  • An understanding of the physical and biochemical techniques available for the assessment and development of tissue engineered and regenerative medicine products for clinical use.

Career paths

After successfully completing this MSc, you should have a broad spectrum of knowledge and a variety of skills, making you highly attractive both to potential employers and research establishments.

Since its introduction in 2006, 95% of our MSc graduates have progressed onto career paths highly relevant to the CITER MSc remit. These include PhDs within CITER and at other UK, EU and USA Universities, Graduate-Entry Medicine, Specialist Registrar Training, Teaching, and positions in Industry and Clinical Laboratory settings.

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Phone no: +442920874432

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