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Course summary

Biomedical science uses a basis of biological principles to enhance our understanding of human health and the treatment of disease, using a multidisciplinary approach. Knowledge of various disciplines allows the exploration of the normal physiology of the human body. This leads to an appreciation of the processes of disease, which aids advances in disease diagnosis and subsequent therapeutic intervention. Students undertaking this taught MSc programme will gain an understanding of the importance of research and experience advanced techniques, incorporating research design and data analysis. Facilities include a wide range of instrumentation and up-to-date equipment for proteomic and genomic analysis, as well as studies of cellular processes. The University has an international reputation for research focused on oncology, the cardiovascular system and metabolic diseases. The programme builds upon the research expertise within the School and long-established history of collaboration with clinical scientists within the NHS. Student places available on this programme are limited, and the application process will close early if this number is reached.

Modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Core modules: Cellular and Molecular Biology of Cancer Medical Imaging and Drug Delivery Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences Diseases in Biomedicine Infection and Immunity Current Topics in Biomedical Science Biomedical Sciences Research Project Take part in a specifically designed research project, and put into practice what you have learned during the taught modules, the research methods module and any workshops. This module will prepare you for your next career move, by giving you relevant experience of work in the lab.

Assessment method

This programme is taught by academic staff from the School, and invited speakers such as clinical staff from local hospitals. You will be allocated a personal tutor and have regular contact with experienced researchers working in the biomedical field. Students will gain from the MSc Biomedical Sciences programme of study an in-depth understanding of the generic, biological, physiological, and cellular processes with reference to the interconnectedness between health and disease, and discussion of the possible treatments available. You will gain an understanding of the ethical and moral consequences of research in this subject area, and make use of the principles of scientific inquiry in the context of evidence-based practice. Your new knowledge will be acquired through taught lectures and your research, real-world problem solving and practical experience that will allow you to interpret and critically evaluate data within the context of biomedical science. You will also undertake a substantive research project on your chosen aspect of biomedical science.


How to apply

International applicants

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Entry requirements

At least a 2.1 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in Biomedical Sciences, or related degree in a life science subject. In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed 'Fast Track' route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria. In order to ensure our students have a rich learning and student experience, most of our programmes have a mix of domestic and international students. We reserve the right to close applications early to either group, if application volumes suggest that this blend cannot be achieved. In addition, existing undergraduate students at the University of Hull have a guaranteed ‘Fast Track’ route to any postgraduate programme, subject to meeting the entry criteria.


English language requirements

If you require a Student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/study-at-hull/admissions/english-language-requirements

https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/study-at-hull/admissions/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £12500 Whole course
England £12500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £12500 Whole course
Scotland £12500 Whole course
Wales £12500 Whole course
Channel Islands £12500 Whole course
EU £18000 Whole course
International £18000 Whole course

Additional fee information

All fees are subject to change
MSc Biomedical Science at University of Hull - UCAS