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MSc programmes in Life Sciences

MSc Programmes in Life Sciences

Whether you are keen to pursue a career in academia, industry or the public sector, you can find a biomedical sciences programme at the University of Bristol that suits your needs. Our MSc programmes are research-led, so you will benefit from teaching delivered by world-renowned researcher/lecturers and gain cutting-edge research experience.

“I will never forget our course tutors and how they helped us achieve our goals. I had unforgettable support that helped me to be a passionate, hard-working scientist with clear plans and logical ideas. I am now doing a PhD in Cancer Research.”

Ghalia, MSc Biomedical Sciences Research

World leading research

  • The latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) ranks the University of Bristol among the top five institutions for research in the UK.
  • A world top 50 university (QS World Rankings 2018)

Taught MSc programmes

  • MSc Biomedical Sciences Research
    This programme offers you comprehensive training in key areas of current research, and the opportunity to investigate your own area of research interest in depth. Units include pharmacology, neuroscience, cardiovascular research and cancer biology. Recent graduates have gone on to PhD training, graduate medicine, or are pursuing careers in research or teaching.
  • MSc in Biophysics and Molecular Life Sciences
    This programme provides interdisciplinary training at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics. The University of Bristol is world-renowned for its biophysical research, and our programme will help you to acquire the strong foundation needed to face today’s research challenges in single-molecule imaging, molecular structure or synthetic biology. Recent graduates are now pursuing PhD study.
  • MSc in Transfusion and Transplantation Sciences
    Our programme is based at one of the largest transfusion centres in the world. It is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences and delivered by University lecturers and National Health Service (NHS) blood and transplant specialists. Recent graduates are studying at PhD level or have obtained posts in healthcare professions. International applicants from qualifying countries can be nominated for the Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS).

MSc by Research

If you are looking for more research-intensive training to enhance your employment or PhD entry prospects, we offer projects across a broad range of disciplines. We encourage you to explore our research portfolio and to contact research members of academic staff directly to express your interest.


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