Taught course

Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

University of Warwick · Warwick Medical School

Entry requirements

All candidates must satisfy the Board of Graduate Studies’ requirements for entry. All candidates must have experience in teaching and be currently actively involved in teaching activities. Candidates will be educated to rst degree level and normally be healthcare professionals.

Applicants for research degree modules should normally possess a rst degree of at least upper second class honours standard or the equivalent and/or a Masters degree or its equivalent. The requirement for a rst degree may be waived in the case of post-experience modules for candidates who can demonstrate suf cient relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is aimed at those intending to undertake a PhD. It provides a broad and balanced foundation of biomedical research skills, including knowledge and practical experience in other natural science disciplines that enable the student to undertake an interdisciplinary PhD project at the end of the MSc course.
You will attend modules in statistics, imaging, mathematical or molecular modelling, physical biology etc., plus a series of masterclasses led by experts in the areas of cellular dynamics, molecular microbiology and applied medical technologies. During the third term and summer terms you will conduct two eleven-week research projects in two different disciplines.
Teaching is through lectures, seminars, practical workshops and laboratory-based research projects. The course is assessed in a number of ways, including reports, research projects, poster and oral presentations, and written and oral examinations.

Information for international students

For guidance on English language requirements, please visit this page: www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/language

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

There are several funding opportunities available for students applying for this course. These include external awards, wider University awards and departmental scholarships. Details can be found here:


Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 3913