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MSc Biomedical Science

Course Description

This course aims to provide a balance between theoretical, practical and biomedical skills, and develop your levels of critical enquiry so you can pursue the research projects and communication of ideas and concepts. It encourages creative approaches to contemporary research in biomedical science and communication through creative thinking, research methods, computer systems, case studies and practical sessions. You will evaluate how these various approaches can assist you in finding future employment and formulating your own experiments designs and research project. You will develop an enhanced understanding and sophisticated appreciation of biomedical science.

Key benefits:

• Research-led teaching that develops high priority technical and employability skills, through a series of lectures, tutorials and journal clubs
• Projects (dissertations) in active research groups
• Opportunities for development through a seminar series and guest lectures presented by clinicians and international speakers

Visit the website: http://www.salford.ac.uk/pgt-courses/biomedical-science

Suitable for

This course is for UK and international graduates from a wide range of relevant disciplines who wish to gain knowledge in the field of biomedicine and acquire the career-enhancing skills in the rapidly expanding fields of biomedical research, teaching, and laboratory management.

Programme details

This course has both full-time and part-time routes, comprising of three 14-week semesters or five 14-week semesters, which you can take within one or two years respectively.


Teaching sessions include lectures, laboratory practicals, tutorials, guest lectures and guided reading. Lectures provide a thorough theoretical basis for the course subjects and are delivered by internationally recognised, research active staff. A variety of other teaching approaches including tutorials, case studies, and workshops reinforce theoretical knowledge and facilitate the development of individual and group based research and transferable skills.

Practical sessions demonstrate techniques and methods used in biomedicine, and provide an opportunity for you to learn complex experimental approaches and operate laboratory equipment. Guided reading will recommend key articles and other materials to help you learn. Guest expert seminars from clinicians and academics will provide insight into modern biomedical research.

The research project will enable you to start your own research and be part of active, internationally recognised research teams, where you will practice the application of relevant biomedical techniques and skills valuable for your future employment in biomedical sector.

Module titles

• Cellular Basis of Disease
• Infection and Immunity
• Disorders of the Blood and Circulatory System
• Research and Analytical Skills
• Research Project


Assessment is by a combination of written examinations, oral presentations, coursework, laboratory reports and submission of the dissertation.

Career potential

Biomedical Science graduates are actively employed in various sectors as research assistants or research laboratory technicians in clinical and research laboratories, pharmaceuticals, drug design as well as lecturers in the field of education in schools and universities or continued their education by pursuing PhD studies.

We aim to produce graduates who meet the needs of their future employers: highly skilled practitioners and excellent communicators who are seeking to push the boundaries in the rapidly growing Biomedicine sector.

How to apply: http://www.salford.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/applying

Visit the MSc Biomedical Science page on the University of Salford website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should possess at least a UK lower second class honours degree (2:2) or equivalent in any science –based subject.

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