Biomedical Science MSci
The Biomedical Science MSci is a continuous, integrated four-year programme, aimed at students interested in science and research. It provides enhanced experience and skills transferable to employment or further study, and equipping students to apply for PhD courses or research posts in industry. In addition, the generalist research skills gained, in addition to the advanced science, will be advantageous for many non-science careers.
Our curriculum offers flexibility to better prepare students interested in pursuing careers in both healthcare and medicine.
You will need to meet both the entry and personal statement criteria to be considered for this course. With the exception of GCSEs, all qualifications must have been awarded no more than five years before your year of application.
To be considered for this course, you will need to:
- meet the GCSE requirement (or equivalent)
- meet the A Level requirement (or equivalent)
- meet the English language requirement
- write a personal statement.
A minimum score of 16 points at Higher Level including both Biology and Chemistry, with a minimum of 5 in one and 6 in the other.
At Standard Level, a minimum score of 5 must be in Maths (or Maths Studies) and English Language, if at least a B (Grade 6) grade has not previously been attained in GCSE/IGCSE/O Level Maths and English.
6.5 overall (including minimum 6.0 in each component)
You are able to take two attempts to achieve your IELTS qualification per year and your test results are valid for two years.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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The first two years of the course are common for all final awards and contain compulsory modules.
In year 3 there is a wide range of taught module pathways available to both BSc and MSci students. In addition, MSci students will study three compulsory 15 credit taught modules:
- Biomedical Research Techniques for Drug Development
- Structured Research Projects
- Experimental Design and Data Analysis.
Anatomy is taught in the first two years of the course. You will cover the same range of topics as the first two years of the Medicine MBBS (5 year) programme, but in less detail. Your study will be contextualised to physiology teaching within the Biomedical Science curriculum.
In year 4, the MSci integrates a year of master’s level study designed for students who plan to have a career in the research field, or extend their experience of laboratory-based biomedical science. A highlight of this is the extended final year research project, which is designed to help you to develop more advanced practical and research skills that are required for a research career.
There is also a 15 credit Research Proposal Module, which provides training in the writing of a research project proposal and associated lab safety. The research proposal will enable the students to clearly demonstrate that they have the relevant skills to design, present and interpret their study.
Students are able to move between the BSc and MSci programmes at the end of Year 2, depending on academic criteria and capacity.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods, including:
- lectures and laboratory practical sessions
- tutorials (including scenario-based learning)
- self-directed learning schemes
- computer-assisted learning programmes.
- Tuition fees per year: £9,250 per year
- Total fees: £37,000
International and EU students
- Tuition fees per year: £18,500
- Total fees: £74,000
Many students progress onto further study in scientific research or medicine.
Biomedical Science students are supported in their career and professional development throughout their time at St George’s.
Each year group has a careers programme, which includes workshops on topics such as CV writing and interview skills. You can book a one-to-one appointment with our Careers Consultant to discuss all aspects of careers and employability. This might include investigating options and making career decisions, gaining advice and guidance on where to look for jobs, CV and application checking or booking in for a practice interview.
You can access online career resources and information as well as jobs and volunteer opportunities on our virtual learning environment. A Course Career Liaison tutor is on hand to support Biomedical Science students during their time at St George’s. You can also make an appointment with your personal tutor to discuss your future options.
About this institute
St George's, University of London
At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in medicine, health and science, from the exploration of global...
Why study at St George's, University of London
At St George’s, University of London, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. As the UK’s specialist health university, we offer a wide array of medicine, science and allied health courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level to provide you with the skills and experience you need to take your next step.
St George’s excellence has been recognised by The Complete University Guide as the top university for graduate prospects for four years in a row. We prepare our students with the skills and knowledge to develop into well-rounded individuals equipped for the lifelong careers.
Our close links with local healthcare trusts, in particular St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, with which we share a campus, put us in a unique position to give our students a real taste of what their future working lives hold. St George’s is tackling today’s challenges head-on, such as the work our researchers, staff and students are currently undertaking to combat Covid-19. By studying with us, you will join a community that is making a difference.
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