This research-led Master's starting in September 2016.
The course is designed to enable you to understand the biology behind, and applications of, a cutting edge area of the biosciences - regenerative medicine - using the skin as a main focus.
Regenerative medicine aims to treat human disease by producing replacement cells, tissues or organs. It involves a group of new technologies based on the use of stem cells. This area is currently at an early stage but is developing rapidly due to the recent ability to manipulate specialised adult stem cells to revert to a more embryonic-like stage which can produce all cell types.
The skin is a particularly useful model as it contains very active stem cells and is a relatively accessible source of human cells. The unique human regenerative capacity of the hair follicle is particularly interesting. Follicles shed their hairs during frequent growth cycles regenerating new replacements; these may resemble previous ones or differ in size and/or colour (e.g. beard hairs replacing tiny facial hairs).
Learning about stem cells and skin function in health and disease will also give you understanding of areas already important to pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
The Centre for Skin Sciences at the University of Bradford is internationally-renowned as a leading centre of excellent research in the skin and hair biology fields.
Our academics have a long record of successfully graduating many research students and extensive experience of teaching and learning at undergraduate and taught postgraduate level, both within this University and in other higher education institutions.
Successful graduates should find their high levels of expertise in these important areas, combined with their advanced practical and communication skills, are in great demand.
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Subject of bachelor degree Year of entry e.g. September 2016
International Academic Excellence Scholarships 2016
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).
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.
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
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.
Candidates should hold a Bachelor's degree in any aspect of the Biological Sciences or a related Life Sciences course. A medical degree would also be appropriate. Minimum classification 2:2 or equivalent.English language requirements:English requirement of GCSE grade C or IELTS 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each of the subtests.
Recipient: University of Bradford
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