Taught course

Biomedical Science

Institution
University of Sheffield · Department of Biomedical Science
Qualifications
MSc

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

September

Course content

Biomedical science is about understanding our bodies and our ability to control them during health and disease. It’s the basic science that underpins medicine.
Breakthroughs in Biomedical Science feature regularly in the news, from radical new treatments for cancer patients to 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.

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

Teaching

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

Assessment

  • 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

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
bmsadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 222 2319