Taught course

Biomedical Sciences

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Life Sciences
Qualifications
MResPGDip

Entry requirements

A second class Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account.

International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses.

Anatomy BiotechnologyCell Engineering Exercise Science Integrative Mammalian BiologyInfection & Immunity Medical Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Molecular Genetics Neuroscience Proteomics Post Genomic Technologies.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This Biomedical Sciences degree offers research training for students in order to gain all the required Biomedical Sience entry requirements to proceed to a PhD. It is largely based on individual research projects rather than coursework, and allows you to specialise in a particular area of study.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • Ranked world top 100 for Biological Sciences
  • The Masters in Biomedical Science provides training in a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques required to pursue a research career.
  • You will gain valuable practical research experience by using the skills and techniques acquired during the programme to complete two extensive research projects.
  • The Biomedical Science programme is distinctive in that students complete two different extensive research projects of their choice, allowing them to acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills directly relevant to the study of human disease.
  • If you are aiming to study for a higher Biomedical Science degree , this programme is designed for you.
  • If you want to enter the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, this programme provides excellent training; and is an ideal introduction for overseas students who may wish to proceed to PhD biomedical science studies in the UK.
  • You can choose to specialise within a particular discipline or area, which can be important for career development, see programme structure below for more information.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The overall aims of the programme are:

  • to provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to pursue a career in laboratory research.
  • to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of advanced techniques used in modern biomedical sciences research.
  • to provide students with the opportunity to practice research skills in the laboratory by completing two extensive research projects.

MRes students have the opportunity to specialise in a particular discipline or area, which can be important for their career development. The specialisations are:

  • Biotechnology
  • Cancer Studies
  • Cardiovascular Studies
  • Cell Engineering
  • Integrative Mammalian Biology SFC funded places available
  • Medical Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Proteomics

To qualify for a specialisation, students must select two research projects in a cognate research area.

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£7250
International students
£19500

Qualification and course duration

MRes

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
8 months

Course contact details

Name
MVLS MRESBMS
Email
mvls-mresbms@glasgow.ac.uk