Taught course


University of Reading · School of Biological Sciences

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Entry requirements

You are normally required to have a good undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in a biological sciences subject (such as biomedical sciences, biological sciences, biochemistry or microbiology).

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc by Research Biomedicine is an exciting course and will provide you with broad research training to prepare for a career in biomedical research.

This course is also suitable in preparation for subsequent PhD studies and for students planning a research career in industry or academia.

You will spend your first term undertaking a number of taught modules to prepare you for your research project. This includes a research skills module in which you will gain hands-on training in advanced techniques such as confocal microscopy, flow cytometry, cloning, in situ hybridisation and bioinformatics.

You will then choose research projects to pursue for the rest of the course in areas such as cancer biology, cardiovascular disease, stem cells and regenerative biology, microbiology and genetics.

Read more about MSc by Research Biomedicine

Information for international students

IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5 (or equivalent)].

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,840 per year (full-time)
International students
£22,715 per year (full-time)

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Global Recruitment Team