Masters | Postgraduate Course - Biomedical Sciences Research MSc Course Details within University of Bristol

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Biomedical Sciences Research MSc

Study Details

MSc 1 year full-time

This programme brings together expertise from across 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 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, 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 work with academic staff to design your own research project. You can also choose a project offered at an off-campus site, such as Southmead Hospital, Bristol Dental School or the Bristol Heart Institute. 

Module details

The Core Skills unit comprises a series of practical classes, lecture-based teaching sessions and tutorials that prepare you for the practical project, provide a foundation for further studies and develop a range of transferable skills. You will also choose three lecture-based units. Each taught unit is assessed independently by written examinations, or - in the case of Core Skills - by written examinations and coursework.

You will complete a literary project, which is an extended essay on a subject chosen from an extensive list supplied by the unit organiser.

Each school also provides a number of research project topics within various themes. You work independently under the guidance of a member of staff to produce a written project proposal. This is followed by a 12-week research project investigating your chosen topic. The research project forms the basis for a dissertation.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Biomedical Sciences Research.

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.

Student Destinations

Approximately one third of our students have gone on to PhD-level studies at the University of Bristol, or another leading university. The next largest group of students are those that have gone on to study medicine. Others have gone on to research assistantships, teacher training, biomedical scientist training or non-scientific careers, such as accountancy.