University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Biomedical Sciences

This course provides masters level knowledge and practical skills in the full range of biomedical sciences that allows graduates to enter scientific jobs in industry, hospitals and universities. The course is flexible and allows students to choose from a number of specialist topics. In semester 1, an important range of generic skills is covered, including academic writing, statistics, project management, and ethics for the biomedical sciences. Key laboratory skills are developed through an introductory course covering molecular biology, separation techniques and cell biology assays. A class in commercialisation and entrepreneurship follows in semester 2.

Entry requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in a biological or chemical discipline. English language minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL IBT 90-95.

Course modules

Students choose 2 classes in advanced topics and also 2 classes in advanced techniques and methods that include the following options: Biochemistry; immunology; in vivo sciences; microbiology; molecular biology; neuroscience; parasitology; pharmacology; toxicology.

Assessment methods

Assessment of taught classes is through written assignments and practical reports. Students who successfully complete 120 credits of taught classes may take a 60 credit laboratory project for the MSc. This is assessed through a written thesis.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,500 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

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