This course has both full-time and part-time routes, comprising of three 14-week semesters or five 14-week semesters, which you can take within one or two years respectively:
For the full-time study option:
Semester 1 - October to February
Semester 2 - February to June
Semester 3 - June to September
For the part-time study option:
Semester 1: Cellular Basis of Disease (30 credits)
Semester 2: Disorders of the Blood and Circulatory System (30 credits)
Semester 1: Infection and Immunity (30 credits)
Semester 2: Research and Analytical Methods (30 credits)
Biomedical Sciences Research Project (60 credits)
Teaching sessions include lectures, laboratory practicals, tutorials, guest lectures and guided reading. Lectures provide a thorough theoretical basis for the course subjects and are delivered by internationally recognised, research active staff. A variety of other teaching approaches including tutorials, case studies, and workshops reinforce theoretical knowledge and facilitate the development of individual and group based research and transferable skills.
Practical sessions demonstrate techniques and methods used in biomedicine, and provide an opportunity for you to learn complex experimental approaches and operate laboratory equipment. Guided reading will recommend key articles and other materials to help you learn. Guest expert seminars from clinicians and academics will provide insight into modern biomedical research.
The research project will enable you to start your own research and be part of active, internationally recognised research teams, where you will practice the application of relevant biomedical techniques and skills valuable for your future employment in biomedical sector.
Module leader: Cellular Basis of Disease
Expertise: Cancer, molecular and systems biology, endocrinology, inflammation and biomedicine.
Module leader: Infection and Immunity
Expertise: Bacterial pathogenicity; phage biology, molecular and medical microbiology
Module leader: Disorders of the blood and circulatory system
Expertise: Pharmacology, medicinal chemistry and in vitro toxicology
Module leader: Research and Analytical Methods
Expertise: Mass Spectrometry, chromatography and analytical chemistry
Module leader: Biomedical Sciences Research Project Dissertation
Expertise: Bacteriology, infectious disease ecology, molecular diagnostics, molecular epidemiology
Biomedical Science graduates are actively employed in various sectors as research assistants or research laboratory technicians in clinical and research laboratories, pharmaceuticals, drug design as well as lecturers in the field of education in schools and universities or continued their education by pursuing PhD studies. We aim to produce graduates who meet the needs of their future employers: highly skilled practitioners and excellent communicators who are seeking to push the boundaries in the rapidly growing Biomedicine sector.
Guest speakers provide a valuable contribution to the course, and bring a real world perspective to the academic delivery of the modules. The School of Environment and Life Science has a regular Postgraduate Research Seminar Series in which experts from outside the University share their knowledge and latest research findings. This Series not only augments scientific knowledge and progresses students’ understanding of effective science communication, it also allows networking and the formation of valuable academic and industrial contacts.
The School Environment and Life Science is led by the Head of School Professor Judith Smith. There are over 50 fully research-active academic staff and a number of early career researchers engaged in a range of innovative research fields and in advancing the boundaries of theoretical investigation. Research in the School focuses on understanding disease processes and applying this information to understand pathology and develop new diagnostics and treatments. Research areas include microbiology, parasitology, medicinal chemistry, rational drug design, cancer, molecular endocrinology, pharmacology, physiology, immunology, proteomics, molecular diagnostics and cell biology. School offers several fully funded Graduate Teaching Studentships for studying in these areas.
Research staff in the School have wide research interests and profiles. Click for further information.
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,012 per 30 credits|
|Type of Study||Fee|
|Part-time||£1,083 per 30 credits|
|Full-time International||£13,300, part-time £2,217 per 30 credits|
We offer awards to help you study through our:
There are also other sources of funding available to you.
For more information please see our funding section
Duration: One year full-time or up to three years part-time