Masters degrees in Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine equip postgraduates with the advanced techniques andthe skills to apply engineering principles to the design and manufacture of replacement tissues for the human body.
Courses range from taught MSc degrees, to research-based MRes and MPhil programmes. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject, such as Medicine or a Biological Science.
Courses in this field focus on strategies to repair, replace and regenerate various tissues and organs to solve major clinical problems. This could include burn trauma, organ failure, or joint replacement.
You will explore techniques in cellular and molecular regeneration, particularly stem cell and gene delivery. This includes methodologies in reproductive immunobiology, as well as drug delivery.
Mechanical characterisation of soft and hard tissues such as cartilage is explored through polymer technology, surface fabrication and nanotechnology. For example, you may examine bone repair and replacement through techniques such as scaffold production.
Expertise from these courses may be applied to careers in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies or specialist clinics. You may also branch into veterinary work, charity work or further research at PhD.