University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Regenerative Medicine (Clinical and Industrial Delivery)

A programme involving both taught and practical elements leading to the award of a Master's degree; students may also enrol for the taught component only, leading to the award of a Diploma; this course is intended to meet current and future needs of the pharmaceutical industry and health care providers by providing a cadre of well trained scientists capable of fulfilling managerial, administrative, research and technical roles within the developing commercial regenerative medicine sector; it covers key theoretical and practical aspects of the growth and maintenance of pluripotent stem cell lines, the directed differentiation of these cells into defined tissue phenotypes, and the maintenance of the differentiated state under conditions suitable for drug testing/screening programs; essential elements of good practice are also included, such as quality assurance and the regulatory framework that surrounds the derivation, storage and use of human cells; there is an industrial placement of 3 months, sited within a life sciences company specialising in aspects of regenerative medicine; financial assistance may be available to cover travel expenses to the location of the industrial placement.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd (2.1) Honours degree or equivalent in relevant subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 92 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE 61 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade C or CAE grade B.

Course modules

Core modules include: fundamental biology of stem cells; basic techniques in regenerative medicine; stem cells and regenerative medicine; production of differentiated cells; regenerative medicine and the clinic or regenerative medicine and industry.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,650 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,350 per Year 1 (International) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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