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Located within a European Centre of Excellence for Tissue engineering, at Keele University’s local hospital campus: the Guy Hilton Research Centre, this course provides support and development to enhance your career within the rapidly expanding field of stem cells, regenerative medicine, cancer, material science, bio/tissue engineering and associated novel technologies.
This is a multidisciplinary course that prepares you with a wide range of skills and knowledge for an exciting career in translational medicine, be it in academia, industry or for clinical research, in addition to giving you a foundation in the areas of cell biology, human anatomy and physiology and molecular techniques.
The research centre is also an EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre for Regenerative Medicine, an
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2:1 degree, we welcome applications from people with a first or upper second-class degree (or equivalent) in engineering, physical or life sciences, medicine, or professions allied to medicine.
We also welcome enquiries from people with other professional qualifications acceptable to the University.
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What are/did you study?
I took the Cell and Tissue Engineering MSc after completing my undergraduate studies at Keele. My Masters course was much more medically-focused, as it looked at the useful applications of biology and material used within the industry.
I already knew Keele well from my undergraduate studies, so I knew it offered a great mix of a supportive learning environment and a strong social network. I
found the course offered exciting, cutting edge modules that are very hands on.
How are you funding your studies?
I funded the course myself through savings from work and help from my parents. Keele gave me a £1,000 reduction on tuition fees because I’d already studied my
undergrad there, which made it a bit of a bargain! Keele offered lots of advice throughout the year and notified me automatically about my fees reduction. They also run lots of bursaries depending on your circumstances.
What’s the best bit of the course?
My favourite part was the final aspect of the course – the practical based dissertation. Mine was centred on developing spinal implants that were composed of
collagen hydrogels, nanofibres and a range of neural cells. It brought together all the skills I’d learned.
Has it been worth it? What advice would you give to others?
My Masters was a one year course and has added so much value to my undergrad
studies. Given the variation in the modules available, I could work in NHS roles, lab work and academia all of which you come across during the course. I’d advise people to get stuck in and make sure they make the most of the practical lessons and social life at Keele.
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