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MSc Applied Bioscience

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    MSc; January start, 15 months. September start, 12 months. Part-time – January start, 33 months. September start, 28 months.

Course Description

Develop your skills in major areas of biomedical science, including molecular cell biology, biomedical genetics and specialised topics in medical diagnostics. You’ll focus on rapidly-evolving research into the applications of bioscience in healthcare whilst working in our impressive Cambridge Science Centre laboratories.

Throughout our course you’ll develop advanced knowledge and skills in the diverse areas of applied bioscience, emphasising on medical applications You’ll also develop a comprehensive understanding of advanced analytical techniques. Upon completion of your Masters, you’ll be able to confidently design, execute and critically analyse both independent and group based scientific research in an appropriate area of applied bioscience.

Entry Requirements

A first or second class Honours Degree (2:1 or 2:2), based in a science related degree or cognate subject, from a UK Higher Education Institution, or its equivalent, or the equivalent in experiential learning (a minimum of five years of qualifying employment). All applicants will be required to demonstrate their preparedness for the modules in Applied Bioscience. Prospective students with non-standard entry qualifications are advised to discuss their personal position with the course leader before applying.

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Student Destinations

Healthcare is a rapidly growing and constantly evolving sector. MSc Applied Bioscience course encourages the development of specialist cross-disciplinary laboratory skills, such as molecular genetics and bioinformatics, accompanied by an emphasis on professional practice.  Graduates from the MSc Applied Bioscience course will have training to progress into a wide range of careers within the sciences, including industry and academic research, clinical trials, product development, production and quality assurance.

Cambridge is the home of the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, the Biomedical Campus at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Babraham Research Institute. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to attend seminars or events with Cambridge’s many local biotechnology companies.  Graduates from the course are also in the perfect position to continue an academic career and move up to our Biomedical Science PhD.

MSc Applied Bioscience is the right course for you if you:

  • Want to develop a wide array of practical and conceptual scientific skills which are vital for a career in Biosciences
  • Find the biosciences fascinating and want to deepen your understanding of the applications in healthcare
  • Are interested in pursuing a career in research – either academic, clinical or industrial

Module Details

Core modules

  • Molecular Genetics and Bioinformatics
  • Contemporary Medical Diagnostics
  • Research Methods and Preparation
  • Laboratory Techniques in Bioscience
  • Professional and Ethical Practice
  • Major Project

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