Taught course

Biomedical Sciences

University of Strathclyde · Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

Minimum second-class Honours degree or overseas equivalent in a biological or chemical discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

Firstly, unlike many Biomedical Sciences Masters courses, we offer you dedicated training in a broad suite of bioinformatics and practical laboratory skills. These will not only be great preparation for future research careers, but also a way to make the most of your summer research project.

Secondly, our taught classes capture the excitement of cutting-edge research fields.

The substantial choice of classes means that you'll get to select a clinical-oriented or basic life science research pathway to suit your future aspirations.

The course provides the perfect springboard to future training at PhD level or gives you a range of experience that will prove attractive to employers from industry or the health-care provision sector.

This course will provide training on fundamental techniques for the four disciplines:

  • biochemistry
  • immunology
  • microbiology
  • pharmacology

Aligned with the taught component of this course, these disciplines will form the grounding for your summer project.

You'll also learn vital transferable skills in statistics, communication, ethics, science writing and critical analysis of data – the perfect way to prepare for any future career.

Information for international students

English language requirements

You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.0 (with no component below 5.5).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)141 548 3623