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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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£12,205 (FT) £6,075 (PT)
Overseas:
£23,690 (FT) £11,950 (PT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
30 June 2015

Entry Requirements

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. Please note that the programme is not accredited for hospital biomedical sciences training.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

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.

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).

Core Modules

  • The Practice of Science

Options

  • TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Advances in the Neurosciences
  • Physiology in Health and Disease
  • Advances in Human Genetics
  • Cell Signalling
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Statistics

Dissertation/report

All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of up to 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 information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Biomedical Sciences MSc

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Commonwealth Shared Scholarship Scheme (CSSS)

Value:
Full fees, flights, stipend, and other allowances (1 year)
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial needs

GREAT-UCL India Scholarship

Value:
£5,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on academic merit

MSc Genetics of Human Disease - UGI Masters Excellence Scholarships

Value:
£2,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on financial needs

MSc in Pharmacogenetics & Stratified Medicine - UGI Masters Prize Scholarships

Value:
£2,000(1 year)
Eligibility:
Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on financial needs

MSc Neuroscience Departmental Scholarship

Value:
£2,000(1 year)
Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas students
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial needs

More scholarships are listed on the Scholarships and Funding website

Careers

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 degree

  • PhD Student, Queen Mary University (2011)
  • PhD Student, Karolinska Institute, Sweden (2011)
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Qatar (2011)
  • PhD Student, University College London (2012)
  • Health Care Assistant, NHS (2012)

Employability

Graduates studying the MSc in Biomedical Sciences significantly enhances their employability by developing their subject-specific knowledge in the field of biomedical science 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.

Why 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.

Student / staff ratios › 178 staff › 121 taught students › 289 research students

Department: Division of Biosciences

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-06-30
Once you have submitted your UCL application it is essential that you email biomedsci-msc@ucl.ac.uk. 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.

For more information see our Applications page.

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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
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

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