Master biosciences as you take your biomedical knowledge to the top level. Our new Biosciences Masters Degree will allow you to further your academic knowledge as you explore a range of complex bioscience-focused subjects. You will also have the opportunity to explore an area of interest by choosing optional modules and formulating a dissertation. As a masters degree, this course is largely research and academia driven allowing you to develop your knowledge beyond undergraduate study as you master the subject of biosciences. You will learn how to apply biomedical techniques in the laboratory while exploring cellular pathology (the study of disease in organs, tissues and cells). Other core areas that you will study include advanced pharmacology and toxicology as well as bioinformatics and data analysis. You will prepare for your own investigation-led research projects by sharpening your research and academic skills before producing a scientific dissertation based on your personal area of interest. Our optional modules allow you to shape your studies around your career aspirations and specialism. Choose from topics such as advanced analytical science and diagnostic techniques as you tailor your learning.
Modules may include: Compulsory modules Applied Biomedical Techniques (20 credits) Cellular Pathology (20 credits) Bioinformatics and Data Analysis (20 credits) Advanced Pharmacology and Toxicology (20 credits) Preparation for Research (20 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) Optional modules Advanced Analytical Science (20 credits) Diagnostic Techniques (20 credits)
A wide range of assessment methods are employed in this course, allowing you to demonstrate the varied skills you have developed. These have been carefully selected after consultation with local industry, ensuring the grades you receive from this programme, reflect abilities that we know are attractive to employers. Some examples of these include: Laboratory and project reports (to GLP standard) Data production and data analysis Presentations You will also be assessed through your submission of a research proposal and dissertation and a viva voce examination.
How to apply
At present we do not hold a Tier 4 licence and so are unable to accept applications from international students.
Typical entry requirements for this master’s degree include: BSc (Hons) degree – 2:2 or better BSc (hons) in Biomedical Science or related discipline. GCSE English – Grade 4 or above. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills English and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs. International qualifications – Assessed against the above criteria. Speakers of other languages – IELTS score of at least 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in any one pathway). The course structure actively supports claims for Recognition of Prior Certified Learning (RPCL) or Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) We welcome applications from mature* applicants who may not have met the academic criteria, but who can demonstrate potential academic ability and a wealth of experience in their chosen field. Candidates in this category and otherwise are likely to be interviewed to assess their suitability for the course and may be asked to provide a portfolio of evidence to support their application. *21 years and over at the start of the course
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