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MSc in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Warwick Medical School
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available

Program description

MSc in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

What if you could train across disciplines?

Are you a biologist interested in physical sciences? Or a mathematician, a physicist or a chemist interested in biomedical problems? Our MSc in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (IBR) could be for you.

Our core philosophy

Our goal is to prepare you for your next career stage, whether in academia or industry.

The MSc in IBR is a vibrant scientific community where you will gain knowledge in both life and physical sciences and train with the very best professional researchers in cutting-edge labs.

You will acquire a multidisciplinary mind-set, gain intellectual and practical skills across disciplines and develop as well-rounded scientists.

Why this course?

  • You will be part of a unique course in the UK
  • You will learn and work across disciplines in a true multidisciplinary course
  • You will acquire intellectual and experimental skills and develop solid analytical skills necessary to tackle biomedical problems from different perspectives.
  • You will pro-actively decide your future research expertise by choosing two laboratory projects
  • You will be fully trained to write, present and disseminate your future findings.
  • You will be part of a strong interactive student community with well-established cohort activities
  • You will be supported by dedicated academics, personal tutors and administrative staff to thoroughly prepare your next professional step.

Admission requirements

Entry requirements:

1st or 2:1 UG degree in Life Sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical Sciences)


1st or 2:1 UG degree in Physical Sciences (Chemistry, Maths, Physics, Stats or Engineering)

Maths A-Level or equivalent is strongly recommended

English: Band A with specific components scores of at least 6.5 in reading and writing.

Other requirements:

There is a requirement to contribute £2,500 to purchase a computer and consumables for the lab projects.

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Program content

Terms 1 and 2:

  • You will attend taught modules to develop and equip you with cross-disciplinary skills. You will receive training in cutting-edge microscopy techniques; statistics and data analysis, programming, molecular biology, biophysics or chemistry.
  • You will attend Master's classes where active academics present their research projects.
  • You will receive guidance to choose and design your two lab projects

Term 3 and Summer Term:

  • You will undergo two lab projects (2 x 3 months) in two different disciplines
  • You will attend the annual student conference and present your projects

All year through:

  • You will engage in team building, organisation of cohort events, departmental seminars and more, as part of a transferable skills module.
  • You will meet with academics, the course director, staff members and students on a monthly basis to support your personal development for you to hit the ground running when taking your next professional step.

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.


Award: Degree of Master of Science

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Warwick Medical School

Warwick Medical School

Established in 2000, Warwick Medical School (WMS) forms part of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine at the University of Warwick. We are home to the UK's largest graduate-entry MB ChB programme and have two undergraduate courses on offer,...

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Warwick Medical School

University of Warwick
CV4 7AL Coventry
United Kingdom

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