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Actively participate in the exciting field of Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Medicine with the longest running course of its kind in the UK.
You'll learn about how we obtain and maintain adult, embryonic and pluripotent stem cells and their potential to repair tissue damage and cure diseases like diabetes, cancer, Parkinson's, and dementia.
Throughout the course you'll learn about the practical skills and techniques required to study the science of stem cells and you'll also learn about the business, ethical, and legal areas of dealing with them. The course culminates in a research project with experts in the field in world class facilities including our brand new Biodiscovery Institute.
Whether you aim to go into industry or further research into stem cells, this course is the
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If your first degree is not biology-based, you must also have A level Biology at Grade B or above.
2:2 undergraduate degrees will be considered if the student has demonstrated practical skills through working in industry or academia for at least six months. All students with 2:2 degrees will be required to have an interview.
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Studying at the University of Nottingham will grant you access to world-leading teaching and research, with impressive facilities to support your studies. By choosing to study with us you will become part of a diverse community of over 46,000 students from 150 countries. You will work with passionate academics from around the globe and may have the chance to study at one of our international campuses in China or Malaysia.Read more
Being part of the MSc Stem Cell Technology course has given me the opportunity to be involved in practical experiments of the highest calibre. And I’ve thoroughly enjoyed them. For each of the five taught modules there has been the opportunity to undertake practical based studies. The two experimental sessions which stand out for me were in the Embryonic Stem Cells and Adult Stem Cells modules. Each offered the chance to experiment with new and exciting techniques, which I had not previously used. The Embryonic Stem Cell practical allowed me to develop the techniques to culture human embryonic stem cells and also differentiate these cells towards the cardiac lineage – seeing beating clusters of cells the students had made was amazing!
In the second semester the Adult Stem Cell practical focused on several other specialist techniques relating to stem cell culture. The first task isolated brain and bone marrow derived adult stem cell populations, while the second task was to culture and differentiate adult neural and mesenchymal stem cells towards mature cell lineages. I found parts of the practicals difficult but very rewarding in terms of personal development. The sessions have allowed me to develop the skills I needed to tackle my summer project, which will be to investigate epigenetic stablity in human embryonic stem cells.
I have also secured a PhD working with human pluripotent stem cells. I couldn’t have done this before I took the MSc, so there’s no question the practicals have greatly benefitted me.
"The MSc Stem Cell Technology course has been equally challenging and rewarding. The excellent structure of the programme allows for a robust education within the field of regenerative medicine. The course delves into the the pillars of stem cell biology while also allowing us to build an excellent set of both academic and practical skills. The exceptional facilities and tutoring provided as well as the broad range of topics and skills taught make this course a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience."
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