Taught course

Biomedical Science with Education

University of Sheffield · Department of Biomedical Science

Entry requirements

A 2:1 in biomedical science or a related bioscience subject, such as physiology, medical laboratory sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology or medicine.

We’ll consider your application, after an interview, if you have professional experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Whether you’re already working in higher education or taking the first step towards your teaching career, this course will give you the training you need to teach biomedical science and carry out your own research projects in the field.

This course aligns with the UK Professional Standards Framework of the Higher Education Academy. By completing this course, you'll be eligible to apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy – the professional accreditation required of higher education practitioners in the UK.

This course combines specialist pedagogical and advanced research training. You’ll develop the knowledge and skills to be an effective and engaging teacher with the ability to carry out your own scientific research.

You'll learn about the latest developments in biomedical science from our experts, including molecular cell biology techniques and the ethical influences that inform research.

Throughout, you'll develop your pedagogical skills in a supportive environment. We’ll show you how to develop curriculum and learning resources, and you’ll have regular opportunities to put your learning into practice during practical classes with current undergraduate biomedical science students.

The biggest part of the course is the Advanced Techniques in Bioscience module. Here you'll receive hands-on practical training in the form of five-mini projects, each posing a question that allows you to apply an appropriate advanced research technique. Topics might include pharmacological activation of stem cells, measurement of gene expression in cells and whole organisms, and signalling pathway analysis.

Our graduates have the knowledge and skills to teach bioscience or related subjects such as physiology, medical laboratory sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology or medicine. You can use your specialist training for a variety of roles in higher education, such as junior lecturer, university teacher or demonstrator in higher education.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 114 222 2319