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Biomedical Sciences (MSc)

Course Description

Biomedical Sciences involves a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human health and disease. This range of biological and molecular sciences underpins the scientific basis of investigating the human body in health and disease, enabling diagnosis and therapeutic intervention.

There is a demand for graduates with advanced biomedical training able to apply their skills to research, education, regulatory approval, diagnostic services and the commercialisation of biomedical information. Our course is designed to allow students to specialise in one key area of human disease from: Cancer Biology, Medical Biochemistry, Medical Cell Biology or Medical Microbiology.

Overall, the course will equip graduating students for careers in the private (e.g. pharmaceutical, biotechnology or food industry, forensic/veterinary laboratories) or public (e.g. academia, National Health Service (NHS)) sectors.

You will work in a research-focused environment in laboratories that have recently undergone extensive refurbishment and provide modern, state-of-the-art facilities.

The course follows the standard pattern and is available at MSc level only. It is currently only available full-time.

Outline Syllabus

All students will study a common programme covering the following areas:

Semester 1
Quantitative Methods for Life Sciences (10 credits)
Applied and Diagnostic Pathology (20 credits)
Research and Analytical Methods (10 credits)
Personal & Professional Development in Biomedical Science (20 credits)

Semester 2
Research and Analytical Methods (10 credits)
Personal & Professional Development in Biomedical Science (10 credits)
Critical Appraisal of a current topic in Biomedical Science (20 credits)
Experimental Design (20 credits)

Research project (60 credits)

Core and optional modules are assessed by written examinations and by a variety of coursework including laboratory reports, structured exercises, essays, peer review, critical presentation of a research paper (journal club), writing grant applications, and standard operating procedures.

The critical appraisal, the research project and placement are assessed by written reports and by an oral presentation and a viva voce, respectively.

For enquiries please state the subject of your bachelor degree

Visit the Biomedical Sciences (MSc) page on the University of Bradford website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Eleni Fokou

2426.jpg At the beginning, I was scared because I have never been away from my family. However, the city of Bradford was welcoming to me from the very beginning; as an undergraduate and postgraduate student. This is because Bradford is a multi-cultural city, has a friendly atmosphere and students from all over the world.

The support and the facilities at the University of Bradford are very good as they have all kinds of teams that can help you with your learning, career, disabilities and much more.

My future plans are to find a job and move on with my studies in order to gain more knowledge and experience.

I would definitely recommend studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Bradford as it grants you the opportunity to learn alongside leading researchers in their field.

It is an enthusiastic, enjoyable, engaging and challenging course with helpful lecturers and an organized program. Throughout the course I gained not only scientific knowledge, but also life skills by improving my communication skills and making lifelong friends.

Furthermore, student life is the best not only to educate you, but also to learn how to be tough, independent and much more so, don’t miss it for the world!


Country Specific Scholarships 2016 - 20+ Awards

All students from one of the World Bank countries will be entitled to a £2,000 fee scholarships as a fee reduction for meeting or exceeding the entry criteria.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Self-funding international students (not EU) who are nationals of countries that are defined by the World Bank as having low-income or low to middle income economies.

Application Procedure

These are automatically processed by us and no separate application is required.

Further Information



International Academic Excellence Scholarships 2016 - 20+ Awards

Although you may apply for more than one scholarship, you can only receive one scholarship from the University. The exception is that you can still receive the 15% Alumni discount and this scholarship. Students must be paying their own fees. Students in receipt of external funding e.g. chevening scholarships are not entitled to this award.Country equivalent of 2:1 at degree-level will result in a £2,500 fee scholarship
Country equivalent of first-class Honours at degree-level will result in a £3,500 fee scholarship

Value of Scholarship(s)

up to £3,500


Students from all other countries excluding EU countries and China will be automatically assessed for academic-related fee scholarships worth £2,500 or £3,500, based on your entry qualifications.Students entitled to the £3,500 fee scholarship can apply for one of our Half-Fee Academic Excellence Scholarships (see below).

Application Procedure

These scholarships are automatically processed by the University and no separate application is required. The amount of scholarship that you are entitled to will be shown on your offer letter.

Further Information



Academic Excellence Scholarships Home/EU Students 2016 - 10 Awards

Available for all full-time taught MSc and MA courses at the University of Bradford.The scholarship is given as a fee reduction. The award is valid for one year only.

Value of Scholarship(s)



Self-funding students paying Home/EU feesStudents must achieve at least a first-class Honours in their undergraduate studies, or the European equivalent.

Application Procedure

Please contact [email protected]

Further Information



Postgraduate Bursary 2016 - 20+ Awards

ELIGIBILITYIn order to apply for this bursary you must:Be from the UK or EU (if you are from the EU you must have done your degree in England to qualify).
Be on a full-time taught masters or research postgraduate programme and paying your own fees.
Have recently graduated from your undergraduate degree programme.
Have received support (i.e. fee payment, not a loan) towards your fees from your Local Authority or the Student Loans Company in your final year of undergraduate study at your previous university – and be able to prove this with a financial support notification letter. You will also be eligible if you received a bursary during your undergraduate study.
Bursaries will be paid in March provided that you are still in attendance and progressing satisfactorily on your course.

Value of Scholarship(s)



See full details below

Application Procedure

After you have started your course, come to The Hub with your last financial support notification letter, or bursary letter, from your undergraduate study - you will be required to fill in a short application form. In each academic year you need to apply for your PG Bursary by 31 July.

Further Information


Entry Requirements

2:2; science subject

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