Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Biomedical Science

This degree enables you to gain in-depth knowledge of a particular area of biomedical research while becoming familiar with general and specific research methods and laboratory practice. The degree format includes 9 months of full-time laboratory work as part of an established research group, direct learning of research methods through the graduate training programme, and a 3 month writing up period, in which you will produce a dissertation. Your dissertation (which is examined by a viva voce) is the means by which the degree is assessed.

Entry requirements

An upper 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related subject.Applicants with a lower 2nd Class Honours degree or equivalent will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on original research and thesis.

Sponsorship information

Funding will be sought on an individual basis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc (Res) Full-time October 2016 - 12 months
MSc (Res) Part-time October 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lancaster University Lancaster LA1 4YW North West

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