Taught course

Biomedical Science

University of Sheffield · Department of Biomedical Science

Entry requirements

You'll need a 2:1 honours degree in a biomedical-related subject. Applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential will also be encouraged to apply.

Months of entry


Course content

Biomedical science focuses on our understanding of the human body in health and disease. It's the basic science that underpins medicine and helps us unlock discoveries such as new treatments for cancer patients, innovative advances in reproductive technologies and regenerative medicine.

Over the last twenty years, research into the human genome and molecular processes has revolutionised our understanding of biological systems.

This course is for you if you have a strong interest in modern biology and are keen to study at the forefront of the discipline.

Our MSc programme offers practical and theoretical training in areas associated with the understanding of the human body in health and disease. Examples are drawn from the forefront of biomedical research in our department.

Core modules

  • Critical Analysis of Current Science
  • Ethics and Public Awareness of Science
  • Literature Review
  • Laboratory Research Project

Examples of optional modules

  • Tissue Engineering in Biomedical Science
  • Stem Cell biology
  • Cancer biology
  • Epithelia in health and disease
  • Physiology of ion channels and disease
  • Membrane Receptors
  • Sensory Neuroscience
  • Developmental Neurobiology
  • Modelling human disease
  • Practical Cell Biology
  • Neuroscience Techniques
  • Practical Developmental Genetics
  • Practical Physiology and Pharmacology


  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Practical training
  • Research training


  • Essays
  • Debates
  • Practical work
  • Exams
  • Dissertation
  • Oral presentations

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or TOEFL iBT overall grade of 95 with 24 in reading and writing, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 222 2319