Taught course

Biomedical and Molecular Sciences

University of Dundee · School of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

A UK Lower Second-Class Honours (2:2) degree or a suitable equivalent. Your degree should be in biological, biochemical, or biomedical sciences or a related discipline. You may also apply if you are able to demonstrate appropriate professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Biomedical and molecular sciences are fast-moving fields that explore the complexities of biological systems. This is often to the benefit of human health through the discovery of treatments or cures for diseases.

This course focuses on key areas in the biotech and pharmaceutical sectors. It will help prepare you for a future in these industries. You'll gain knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. This includes an in-depth understanding of molecular and cellular mechanisms of a range of diseases. This understanding can help develop better ways of diagnosing and treating disease.

You'll experience the latest technologies related to:

  • data analysis
  • cell imaging
  • protein and proteome analysis
  • cell culture and manipulation - including of stem cells

You'll have access to drug discovery and phenotypic screening technologies that are of industry standard. These are rarely found in an academic setting.

Following the taught component of this course, you'll undertake a research project. You will be working alongside University research staff at the forefront of their field.

Our lab spaces are set up to encourage collaboration and networking. In these spaces you'll become part of a diverse and international scientific community.

You'll become an efficient problem solver and a successful project manager. You will develop skills that will prepare you for your future career in academia, industry, or a range of other exciting possibilities.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Dr Joost Zomerdijk