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MSc Biomedical Sciences Research

University of Bristol
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
On campus
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About this program

MSc Biomedical Sciences Research

This programme brings together expertise from across many subject areas in the biomedical sciences to provide you with training in several key areas of current research interests. The programme focuses on experimental science and is research informed. It will provide you with practical laboratory-based experience with access to specialist techniques in state-of-the-art facilities.

It is a flexible programme: you will select three lecture-based units and a literature project of your choice, giving you the opportunity to investigate a range of different topics within the biomedical sciences. For your final research project, you again have the flexibility to choose your research area from a wide range of suggested projects or you can work with academic staff to design your own research project. You can also choose a project offered at an off-campus site, such as Southmead Hospital, Bristol Dental School or the Bristol Heart Institute.

Admission requirements

Preferably a first or upper second-class honours degree in biochemistry, biophysics, life sciences, chemistry, physics or an equivalent subject, plus a minimum grade B in A-level Chemistry (or equivalent qualification). Applications from students with a lower second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) and practical experience will also be considered.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level: Profile B

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

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Program content

Year 1

  • MSc Core Skills
  • MSc Literary Project
  • MSc Project Proposal
  • Dissertation
  • The Dynamic Cell
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cardiovascular Research
  • Infection, Immunology and Immunity
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacology

Scholarships & funding

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


Annual tuition fees for 2021/22

  • UK: full-time - £11,400
  • Overseas (including EU): full-time - £22,400
  • Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time - £13,940


Awards available: MSc

The skills you can develop during this programme include presentation skills, report-writing skills and work-planning skills.

Continuing studies

Several students have contributed to published papers and many go on to study at PhD level. Others have taken a wide range of career pathways, including research in industry, teaching and medical training.

Career paths

Approximately one third of our students have gone on to PhD-level studies at the University of Bristol, or another leading university. The next largest group of students are those that have gone on to study medicine. Others have gone on to research assistantships, teacher training, biomedical scientist training or non-scientific careers, such as accountancy.

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University of Bristol

Bristol is a successful and ambitious university where we offer you the chance to learn from, and with, some of the leading scholars in the world. Here, you will enjoy the benefits of studying in a research-rich environment where we combine a rigorous approach to...

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