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Biological Sciences: Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology pathway

Course content

This is a research-focused Master's training course in Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology. It is ideal preparation for future PhD progression or early career industrial entry.

This course focuses on developing investigative laboratory-based research skills while addressing theoretical and applicable questions in stem cells and regenerative biology. The course provides an intensive research-led environment, which will give you the opportunity to develop a career in academic or applied biomedical or biological sciences.

Why study Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology with us?

Our lecturers have specialist knowledge and work with a diverse range of skill sets that have application in the field of stem cell research and regenerative biology.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Life Sciences at Chester is unique in having academic staff who’s research involves a variety of relevant model organisms. As well as humans, the team researches into fundamental biology of a variety of other mammalian species, birds, fish, amphibians and invertebrates. Students undertaking the MRes are able to draw on this expertise.

In addition, Chester is an active member of the Mercia Stem Cell Alliance and the UK Mesenchymal Stem Cell research community.  

What will I learn?

In the module Models of Regenerative Biology, you will attend lectures, small group teaching and practical sessions relating to:

- various model systems of regeneration, with cell culture based models and in vivo systems, e.g. planaria; responses to injury;

- regulatory factors governing tissue regeneration;

- aspects of regenerative medicine.

In the module on Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, you will attend lectures, small group teaching and practical sessions relating to:

- how to define stem cells;

- stem cell culture and maintenance;

- the principles of tissue engineering;

- the application of stem cell and tissue engineering, e.g. in the clinic or in drug screening and development.

The individual research project is undertaken following completion of these two taught modules and is the primary focus of this course.

How will I be taught?

Teaching is delivered through lectures, small group teaching sessions and laboratory practicals, supplemented by online materials such as discussion boards and analytical exercises.

You will contribute to research seminars, a journal club and tutorials.

How will I be assessed?

Taught modules are assessed through coursework assignments and by examination (in January).

The dissertation project consists of at least 1,400 hours' study to produce a paper suitable for peer review publication.

Course Fees

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Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this course we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please visit our website

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Visit the Biological Sciences: Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology pathway page on the University of Chester website for more details!





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