Taught course

Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

Institution
University of Chester · Institute of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g. in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Applications are invited from:

  • those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Biomedical Science, Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience
  • junior doctors
  • NHS staff
  • international students with appropriate qualifications
  • international doctors or healthcare professionals.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Course overview

Develop an up-to-date, advanced understanding of this exciting area of medicine and clinical research.

The use of stem cells for research and in the clinical arena is one of the most exciting areas of modern science. Our MSc will help enable you to develop an up-to-date, advanced understanding of this exciting area. The application of stem cells and new regenerative medicines will help solve major longstanding health problems – for example age-related disorders, diseases such as chronic heart disease, and spinal cord injury.

Why study Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine with us?

You will receive training in the key skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidence-based practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner.

The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two articles in the style of published scientific work. Our aim will be to develop these to publication with you if suitable.

If biomedical or clinical research is your interest, on successful completion of the MSc you may wish to continue with your education by studying for a PhD. Alternatively you could study for medicine, physician associate studies or a PGCE.

How will I be taught?

Our course consists of taught modules and a Research Dissertation.

We deliver taught modules as three-day intensive courses to facilitate attendance from students in employment. Weekly support sessions and journal club supplement learning. The total number of contact hours for the whole course are 360 hours, out of a total study time of 1,800 hours.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via coursework assignments which may include literature reviews, case studies, laboratory reports, posters or oral presentations.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2020-21/postgraduate-taught
International students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/tuition-fees

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Chester Medical School
Email
medicine@chester.ac.uk