University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow

Biomedical Sciences

This MSc Biomedical Sciences programme offers research training for students intending to proceed to a career in biomedical sciences, either directly or through a PhD. It is based on taught coursework followed by a research project. **Academic contact: mvls-mscbms@glasgow.ac.uk Admissions enquiries: www.gla.ac.uk/enquirenow September start MSc: 12 months full-time** **WHY THIS PROGRAMME** Ranked amongst world top 100 for biological sciences. The programme provides training in a wide range of modern molecular biology techniques required to pursue a research career in biomedical science. You will gain valuable practical research experience by using the skills and techniques acquired during the programme to complete an in depth research project. If you are aiming to study for a higher degree, or enter a biomedical career, then this programme is designed specifically for you. If you want to enter the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, this programme provides excellent training. It is an ideal introduction for overseas students who may wish to proceed to PhD studies in the UK, Europe or the USA. This course is similar to the MRes Biomedical Sciences, but instead has more teaching in the first part of the programme, and one research project, which starts later in the year. This allows students more time to acquire knowledge and skills before they start their research work. **PROGRAMME STRUCTURE** The overall aims of the programme are - to provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to pursue a career in laboratory research. - to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of advanced techniques used in modern biomedical sciences research. - to provide students with the opportunity to practice research skills in the laboratory by completing an extensive research project in an area of their choice. **Core courses include** - Molecular genetics of Disease - Higher Skills in Biomedical Sciences - Designing a research project - Laboratory research project **Optional courses may include** - Bio-imaging for Researchers - Drug development and clinical trials - Drug discovery - Emerging viruses - Frontiers in cancer sciences - Introduction to Matlab for biologists - Neuroscience: in vivo models - Omics for biomedical sciences - Technology transfer and commercialisation of the biosciences. **Programme alteration or discontinuation** The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract. www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/senateoffice/studentcontract/ **CAREER PROSPECTS** The knowledge, understanding and transferable skills gained within this program will prepare you for a wide range of careers particularly those within the life sciences, clinical sciences, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries as well as preparing students for pursuing PhD positions.

Entry requirements

MSc: A second class Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience , particularly lab-based work, may be taken into account. International students with academic qualifications below those required should contact our partner institution, Glasgow International College, who offer a range of pre-Masters courses. English language requirements For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) ?overall score 6.5 ?no sub-test less than 6.0 ?or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification: Common equivalent English language qualifications All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme: ?ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than: ?Reading: 20 ?Listening: 19 ?Speaking: 19 ?Writing: 23 ?CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169 ?PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59 ?Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme. Pre-sessional courses The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses: ?School of Modern Languages and Cultures: English for Academic Study ?BALEAP guide to accredited courses

Course modules

The overall aims of the programme are: ?to provide students with the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to pursue a career in laboratory research. ?to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of advanced techniques used in modern biomedical sciences research. ?to provide students with the opportunity to practice research skills in the laboratory by completing an extensive research project in an area of their choice. Programme alteration or discontinuation The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Legal statements: Disclaimer.

Sponsorship information

MRC-funded scholarships may be available. www.gla.ac.uk/scholarships/search

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (England) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (EU) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (Scotland) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 7,650 per Whole course (Wales) 12 Months
MSc Full-time September 2019 20,150 per Whole course (International) 12 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland

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Mvls mscbms
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