Applicants should normally have, or expect to obtain before commencement of their studies, a degree in a subject which offers an appropriate grounding in biomedical sciences with a minimum classification of second class (or an equivalent overseas qualification). In addition, some specialist modules may require prior experience in the subject this will depend on which specialist module you wish to study.
Months of entry
This is a one-year full-time course which is appropriate both for those wanting a stand-alone master's course with a strong emphasis on biomedical research and for those who want a year of postgraduate research training before proceeding to a PhD in the biomedical field. Some combinations of modules and projects would also be appropriate for those from a medical or health care professional background who want to gain research experience for professional development or prior to applying for a research degree.
The course consists of four core, specialist modules (15 credits each) which support the research process and provide the basis for a laboratory or clinical research project (105 credits) which is conducted throughout the year and written up as a final dissertation.
Information for international students
Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate satisfactory ability to undertake an academic course in English (usually an IELTS qualification with a score of at least 6.5).
Fees and funding
Postgraduate loans are available through Student Finance England and are similar to undergraduate student loans, where your studies are funded through a student loan that is paid back when you begin to earn over a threshold.
Students who meet the necessary requirements and start an eligible postgraduate Masters course from 1 August 2016 will be able to apply for a loan for the academic year 2016/17. You’ll be able to borrow up to £10,000 towards the cost of your study.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment
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- +44 (0)20 8725 0841