Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Department of Biomedical Science,
Faculty of Science
Stem cell and regenerative medicine is at the forefront of future therapies to repair disease and damaged organs. As the academic research base broadens and industry begins to adopt new technologies, the demand for specialists has increased substantially. As such, this unique research-led course offers high-level employment opportunities.
On this masters course, experts from our Centre for Stem Cell Biology will train you in the latest human embryonic stem cell techniques.
We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School's website.
- Literature Review
- Laboratory Research Project
- Critical Analysis of Current Science
- Ethics and Public Awareness of Science
- Human Embryonic Stem Cell Culture Techniques
- Practical Cell Biology
- Modelling Human Disease
- Stem Cell Biology
- Principles of Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering
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 is by formal examinations, coursework assignments, debates, poster presentations and a dissertation.
1 year full-time
The best part of this course is the Lab Research Project, which gives a good opportunity for real lab experience and also the stem cell technique lab module is one of the best you can ask for. I loved all other modules as well, which gave me a deep insight into current research.
A good 2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject.
We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
Dr Louise Robson
I work on the disease cystic fibrosis (CF), which is one of the most common inherited diseases in caucasians, with an incidence of 1 in 2,500 live births. In CF a faulty gene means that the protein CFTR does not work properly. My research is looking at how CFTR is regulated normally, and what happens with faulty CFTR. In addition I am in the process of setting up a new diagnostic tool, with the aim of helping our CF clinic in the early diagnosis of children suffering from CF.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
+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.