MSc Biomedical Science

Department of Biomedical Science, Faculty of Science

We lead international research in stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and the molecular and cellular basis of disease.

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.

Chandreshkumar Jain, Postgraduate Student in Department of Biomedical Science

About the course

September 2018 start

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.

Biomedical Science student on computer in lab

Core modules

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

Examples of optional modules

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

Teaching and assessment

There are lectures, practical classes, tutorials and seminars.

In small group teaching classes you’ll discuss, debate and present on scientific and ethical topics. Laboratory placements within the department provide you with one-to-one attention, training and support to do your individual research project.

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

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.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential will also be encouraged to apply.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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Fees and funding

Two merit-based £2,000 scholarships are available to overseas self-funded students.

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

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

Postgraduate Online Application Form

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

E: bmsadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)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.