Taught course

Medical Physiology

University of East London · School of Health, Sports and Bioscience - HSB

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a minimum of a second class undergraduate honours degree from a UK university in a relevant subject area e.g. Physiology, Pharmacology, Sports Science, Applied Biology, Toxicology or an equivalent qualification and/or experience. All students admitted to the University are required to have GCSE at grade C in maths and English (or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

PThis Masters programme in Medical Physiology is an unique opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding, research and practical skills in medical/clinical aspects of physiology including the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research.

This modular programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound critical knowledge of both the practical and theoretical aspects of the physiology of systems of the body including concepts and mechanisms from cellular to whole organs in both health and disease. Special emphasis is placed on learning research and instrumentation techniques to investigate the human body.

All students take three specialist subject modules and a core module in research skills. To complete the Master's programme, students undertake an individual research project.

  • Advanced Cellular Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Research Skills for Pharmacology and Physiology
  • Clinical Instrumentation & Diagnostic Physiology
  • Health and Disease of Physiological Systems
  • Research Project

  • This programme develops a critical understanding of the physiology and pharmacology of a wide range of body systems in health and disease
  • This programme allows students to understand the causes and diagnosis of disease
  • This programme highlights the importance of nutrition in health and disease
  • Students on this programme will use and learn a wide range of techniques and instrumentation (from cellular to whole body) to investigate the body
  • This programme emphasises the normal values of a wide range of tissue variables and how measurement of changes in these are useful in diagnosis
  • This programme is unique in explaining how medical instruments work and are used to collect and analyse biological signals
  • This programme enables students to learn the practical and theoretical skills of basic life support and obtain a first aid certificate
  • The programme is supported by a newly equipped Physiology, Pharmacology, Sports and Bioscience laboratories.
  • Specialist lecturers from hospitals and other universities are invited to give lectures to enhance the student experience
  • Transferable and research skills and practical training are an integral part of the MSc and PGD programme.
  • Much of the taught component is available on UELPlus allowing students to study at their own pace.

Information for international students

In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
8 months
part time
16 months


full time
4 months
part time
8 months

Course contact details

Applicant Enquiries
+44 (0) 208 223 3333
+44 (0) 208 223 2978