University of East London

University of East London

Medical Physiology

This programme is a unique opportunity to develop knowledge, understanding, research and practical skills in medical/clinical aspects of physiology including the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research; this modular programme aims to produce postgraduate students with a sound critical knowledge of both the practical and theoretical aspects of the physiology of systems of the body including concepts and mechanisms from cellular to whole organs in both health and disease; special emphasis is placed on learning research and instrumentation techniques to investigate the human body; all students take three specialist subject modules and a core module in research skills; to complete the Master's programme, students undertake an individual research project.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 2.2 degree or equivalent in a biological or life-sciences area. Applicants without this qualification will be assessed on other qualifications and experience. In the case of applicants whose 1st language is not English, then IELTS score of 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Course modules

Modules include: Advanced cellular pharmacology and physiology; research skills for pharmacology and physiology; clinical instrumentation and diagnostic physiology; health and disease of physiological systems; research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is based on practical work and theory; in taught modules 40 percent or 50 percent of the module mark is derived from coursework during the semester (this can take a variety of forms including laboratory work, data analysis, essays, oral presentations etc;) and the remaining 60 percent or 50 percent from written theory examinations at the end of the semester; the research skills module is assessed by laboratory skills exam (50 percent) and a research proposal (50 percent); the research project is assessed mainly by the final written report, with contributions from a poster presentation and portfolio; the pass mark for all modules is 50 percent.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Stratford Campus Waltham Forest E15 4LZ South East

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