2019 start
MSc

Biomedical Science

Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Science

We are international leaders in biomedical science research, including stem cell biology, disease mechanisms, neuroscience, drug discovery, and human anatomy.
Biomedical Science postgraduates in lab: Caroline Telfer and Chandresh Jain

Course description

Biomedical science is about understanding our bodies and our ability to control them during health and disease. It’s the basic science that underpins medicine. Breakthroughs in biomedical science feature regularly in the news, from radical new treatments for cancer patients to innovative advances in reproductive technologies and regenerative medicine. Over the last twenty years, research into the human genome and molecular processes has revolutionised our understanding of biological systems.

This research-led masters is taught by experts in the key areas of modern biology to give you a broad understanding of biomedical science today.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Literature Review
  • Practical Research Project
  • Analysis of Current Science
  • Ethics and Public Understanding

Optional modules

Choose from a range of optional modules. These might include:

  • Neuroscience Techniques
  • Practical Developmental Genetics
  • Practical Cell Biology
  • Modelling Human Disease
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Cancer Biology
  • Stem Cell Biology

Teaching

Throughout your degree, you’ll be taught through lectures, practical sessions, lab placements, tutorials and seminars. In small group teaching classes you’ll discuss, debate and present on scientific and ethical topics. The biggest part of the course will be your individual research project, working alongside professional scientists.

Our teaching covers ethics, practical scientific skills and an overview of the current literature. You’ll also develop useful career skills such as presentation, communication and time management.

Assessment

Assessment is by formal examinations, coursework assignments, debates, poster presentations and a dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

bmspgadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 2319

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.