Biomedical Sciences MSc
The Biomedical Sciences MSc provides opportunities for a broad learning experience in biomedical sciences and to experience research training that will enhance students' ability to continue learning in their future employment and/or develop a research career in this field.
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- Part-time 2 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £11,850
- UK/EU Part-time: £5,900
- Overseas Full-time: £23,000
- Overseas Part-time: £11,600
- All applicants: 30 June 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
You will develop an advanced understanding of the development, structure and function of biological systems, together with an understanding of the mechanisms underlying normal function and dysfunction at molecular, cellular and systems levels. You will also acquire and put into practice the research methods skills necessary to investigate mechanisms and develop knowledge in this field.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
UCL is recognised as one of the world's best research environments within the field of biological and biomedical science.
The Division of Biosciences is in a unique position to offer tuition, research opportunities in internationally recognised laboratories and an appreciation of the multidisciplinary nature of Biosciences research.
You will have the advantages of studying in a multi-faculty university with a long tradition of excellence, situated within the heart of one of the world's greatest cities.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of one core module (30 credits) optional 15 and 30-credit modules available in the Biosciences Division (to a total of 90 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
Taught modules are delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, practical exercises, computer simulation, data analysis exercises and self-directed learning. Assessment is through coursework (including projects, reports and presentations), unseen written examination, dissertation and oral presentation.
Further details available on subject website:
Scholarships available for this department
This scholarship is to assist prospective Master's students from developing Commonwealth countries who are of excellent academic calibre but for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to afford to study in the United Kingdom. Students must not have previously studied for one year or more in a developed country and must hold the equivalent of a UK first- or upper second-class undergraduate degree. Students must have applied to study one of the 10 eligible Master's programmes. Students must return to their home country on completion of their degree.
These awards are based on academic merit and/or financial need.
This Scholarship is specifically design for those students who are experiencing financial hardship.
Based on financial need
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences, life sciences or related subject area, or a medical degree (MBBS), or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. Applicants with an appropriate professional qualification or relevant work experience may also apply.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Good
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The deadline for application for 2014/15 is 30 June 2014. Once you have submitted your UCL application it is essential that you email firstname.lastname@example.org. Online applicants should include in their email their name, application number, and date of application plus a CV and statement of why they wish to take this MSc.
Applicants unable to apply online, and thus using the downloadable form, should submit the form to UCL Admissions but additionally email us and include with their email a copy of any attachments.
Who can apply?
The programme is particularly suitable for students with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences or related subject area who wish to develop an advanced understanding in the broad subject area of Biomedical Sciences.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Biomedical Sciences at graduate level
- why you want to study Biomedical Sciences at UCL
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of a this rigorous programme
- what your career plans are following your Master's
The Biomedical Sciences MSc provides opportunities for a broad learning experience in biomedical sciences and to experience research training that will enhance your ability to continue learning in your future employment and/or develop a research career in this field.
Top career destinations for this programme
- Queen Mary University, PhD Student, 2011
- Karolinska Institute, Sweden, PhD Student, 2011
- University of Malta, Teaching Assistant, 2011
- University of Qatar, Teaching Assistant, 2011
Graduates studying the MSc in Biomedical Sciences significantly enhances their employability by developing their subject-specific knowledge in the field of Biomedical Sience and by development of their analytical and research skills. Students develop an appreciation of how important Biomedical Science is to global health care and so can approach with confidence, employment with international companies. In addition, the programme enhances student presentational and key skills enabling students to compete effectively in the job market.
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