Taught course

Biomedical Science - Global Health Diseases

Institution
St George's, University of London · St George's, University of London
Qualifications
MRes

Entry requirements

You should normally have, or be expected to achieve, at least a minimum of a second class degree (2:2) in a biomedical science or a science related subject (or an equivalent overseas qualification).

*Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2018.

If you are invited for an interview you may be asked to write a short paper (no more than one page) on a subject associated with biomedical research as part of the application process.

Months of entry

September

Course content

In today’s globalised world, and amongst the medical and public health fraternity, there is an urgent need to prioritise global disease management, particularly taking into account the varying diseases that affect both high and low income countries. This specialist pathway will enable you to understand key disease that contribute significantly to overall mortality and morbidity across the globe.

Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. St George’s boasts a renowned heritage in this field, constantly developing new and innovative solutions to enhance diagnosis, prevention and treatment of numerous diseases. Edward Jenner, “The Father of Immunology” who successfully performed the first vaccination against smallpox was based at St George’s. More recently, our research includes a focus on tuberculosis, malaria and HIV in low and middle income countries.

This compelling course enables you to continue that pioneering work, A Master of Research in Biomedical Science - Global Health Diseases will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience for a rewarding career in biomedical science or to progress on to a fulfilling research degree such as a PhD.

You can look forward to working directly alongside high calibre researchers who are leading and respected experts in their fields. You will learn numerous, valuable transferable skills including; critical appraisal, problem solving, research techniques, accessing technology for FRET and TURF, utilising large data, numeracy and presenting skills.

Highlights

  • Excellent Image Resource and Biomedical Research facilities to gain strong research knowledge and skills
  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • Expertise in clinical, epidemiological and laboratory research within the University and St George’s Hospital

Information for international students

If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language ability.

English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.

Fees and funding

UK students
£12,500
International students
£22,000

We have a range of funding opportunities available for students.

Students may be eligible for:

  • A Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,280. Find out more information about Postgraduate Loans at Fees and Funding
  • A Career Development Loan, for more information visit gov.uk
  • Alumni discount. If you're a former St George's student you can qualify for an additional 10% discount from this course. Learn more
  • A full fee postgraduate scholarship. Find out more information at scholarships

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Course Enquiries
Email
study@sgul.ac.uk