Taught course

Biomedical Sciences Research

University of Bristol · School of Physiology, Pharmacology and Neuroscience

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) in Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Biotechnologies, Bioengineering, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Physics, Pharmacology or similar.

Applicants who graduated over 5 years ago may be considered if they have relevant practical experience.

We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following:

  • evidence of significant, relevant paid/voluntary work experience;
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification.

If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme brings together expertise from across many subject areas in the biomedical sciences to provide you with training in several key areas of current research interests. The programme focuses on experimental science and is research informed. You will have the opportunity to gain practical laboratory-based experience. You will choose optional units and a literary project, and complete a research project within the biomedical sciences.

The skills you can develop during this programme include; data analysis, critical thinking and communication skills, including report-writing and presentation. You will also gain skills in time management and undertaking independent research.

Information for international students

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 117 394 1649