Our rankings: No 1 on Research Power in Scotland and 4th in the UK
Why this course?
You'll receive the highest-quality teaching in the leading Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences in Scotland.
Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences was ranked No 1 on Research Power in Scotland and 4th in the UK (REF 2014).
Our course will provide you with a comprehensive three-part postgraduate life sciences training.
Firstly, unlike many MSc courses, we offer you dedicated training in a broad suite of bioinformatics and practical laboratory skills. They will not only be great preparation for future research careers, but also a way to make the most of your summer research project.
Secondly, our taught classes capture the excitement of cutting-edge research fields.
The substantial choice of classes means that you'll get to select a clinical-oriented or basic life science research pathway to suit your future aspirations.
Together, the course provides the perfect springboard to future training at PhD level or gives you a range of experience that will prove attractive to employers from industry or the health-care provision sector.
This course will provide training on fundamental techniques for the four disciplines:
biochemistry immunology microbiology pharmacology
Aligned with the taught component of this course, these disciplines will form the grounding for your summer project.
You'll also learn vital transferable skills in statistics, communication, ethics, science writing and critical analysis of data – the perfect way to prepare for any future career.
The course is taught in the Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. It’s located in our new building with state-of-the-art laboratories.
This is a new course design and so there may be minor adjustments to content before September 2016.
Our aim is to provide you with classes that present the cutting-edge of our subject area, delivered using exciting and engaging teaching methods matched to the needs of postgraduate-level students. Please feel free to contact us if you want further details in the meantime.
Biomedical scientists work in healthcare to diagnose disease and evaluate the effectiveness of treatment through the analysis of fluids and tissue samples from patients.
They work at the heart of modern medicine, with 70% of diagnoses based on the pathology results provided by laboratory services.
After graduating you should be ideally qualified for positions in biomedical and pharmaceutical industries as well as hospitals and universities.
You may wish to continue studies for an MPhil or PhD.
This course provides the background training for a career in:
-clinical biochemistry -pharmaceutical & biotechnology industry laboratory research posts -laboratory technical support -medical/pharmaceutical/life science sales -academia – following a further PhD route
We look for a first or second-class Honours degree, or overseas equivalent, in a biological or chemical discipline. You must have an English language minimum score of IELTS 6.5 (with no component below 5.5). The Pre-Masters Programme is a preparation course for international students (non EU/UK) who do not meet the entry requirements for a Masters degree at University of Strathclyde. The Pre-Masters programme provides progression to a number of degree options.
Scotland/EU:£5,000; Rest of UK: £6,000; International: £17,500
Recipient: University of Strathclyde
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