The MSc Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences programme provides you with the opportunity to study academically challenging and vocationally relevant subjects, while gaining important practical skills and exposure to the rigour and demands of scientific investigation. You will develop your laboratory skills as part of a highly respected department that is active in research.
The programme has a wide-ranging curriculum dealing with mechanisms of disease development, including the cell and molecular biology of these processes, as well as the pathophysiology and molecular aspects of medicine.
The development of laboratory skills is a key component of the course and an emphasis is placed on laboratory based practical classes, for example, in the Biomolecular Studies, Biomolecular Microbiology and Research Project modules.
As a postgraduate student in the Department of Life Sciences, you will be part of a highly respected multi-disciplinary research-active department. This research underpins the learning and teaching experience of the MSc programme. The University is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for allied health research at worldleading and internationally excellent standards in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).
GCU is highly regarded by employers as a provider of qualified graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in a very competitive market.
Career opportunities can be found in the areas of health and medicine enterprises, biomedical, biotechnology, university and industry research divisions, as well as further study, for example a PhD.