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Biomedical Sciences Research

This programme brings together expertise from across the many subject areas in the biomedical sciences to provide you with training in several key areas of current research interest. The programme focuses on experimental science and it is research-informed. It will provide you with practical laboratory-based experience with access to specialist techniques in state-of-the-art facilities.

It is a flexible programme: you will select three lecture-based units and a literature project of your choice during your studies, giving you the opportunity to investigate a range of different topics within the biomedical sciences. For your final research project, you again have the flexibility to choose your research area from a wide range of suggested projects or you can design your own research project, working with academic staff. You can also choose a project offered at an off-campus site, such as Southmead Hospital, Bristol Dental School or the Bristol Heart Institute.

You will learn in small teaching and tutorial groups. The taught and research elements of this MSc are carefully balanced: your research project, for example, runs over a 12-week period free of lectures, allowing you to focus solely on your project.

The skills you can develop during this programme include presentation, report-writing and work-planning. Several students have contributed to published papers and many go on to study at PhD level. Others have taken a wide range of career pathways that include research in industry, teaching and medical training.

View a video outlining the programme, including interviews with former students. (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/biomedical-sciences/gradschool/programmes/biome...)

Entry requirements

Preferably a first or upper second-class honours degree in biochemistry, biophysics, life sciences, chemistry, physics or an equivalent subject, plus a minimum grade B in A-level Chemistry (or equivalent qualification). Applications from students with a lower second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) and practical experience will also be considered.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Course modules

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Biomedical Sciences Research. (http://www.bris.ac.uk/unit-programme-catalogue/RouteStructure.jsa?byCoho...)

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