Biomedical Sciences MSc
|Start Date||September, 2022|
1 year Full Time
Why study Biomedical Sciences at UCL?
The UCL Division of Biosciences ranked 8th in the world in the 2022 QS World University Rankings.
- The programme is taught by members of the UCL Division of Biosciences. This research community has over 500 staff and 300 PhD students engaged in cutting edge research and collaboration.
- The size of the department means that our students are always taught by subject area experts, many of whom are research leaders in their fields.
- Being home to so many world leaders in biomedical sciences means we can offer more cutting edge modules to our students than many similar programmes.
- UCL is home to the prestigious Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research (WIBR). Academics from the WIBR teach at UCL.
- All students are able to join our popular Life Sciences Student Society. The society runs academic talks and events as well as social activities
Students 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. Students will acquire and put into practice the research methods skills necessary to investigate mechanisms and develop knowledge in this field.
In this one-year Masters course, we provide the opportunity for students with an undergraduate background in any area relevant to biomedical science to develop and broaden their knowledge and research skills, prepare for future employment or specialist postgraduate research, and to enable students to develop their understanding of, and ability to contribute to solving the major biomedical challenges facing society in the future.
|Compulsory||ANAT0022||Practice of Science|
Leader: Dr Andrew Batchelor
|Compulsory||BIOS0015||MSc Biomedical Sciences Research Project|
Leader: Professor Alasdair Gibb
Students will need to choose minimum of 0 and maximum of 45 credits
|PHAY0017||Anticancer Personalised Medicines|
Leader: Dr Geoffrey Wells
|MSIN0044||Business for Bioscience|
Leader: Ms Fiona Reid
|IEHC0046||Basic Statistics for Medical Sciences|
Leader: Professor Hynek Pikhart
|PHAY0019||Pharmacogenomics, Adverse Drug Reactions and Biomarkers|
Leader: Professor Michael Munday
|Elective||From all BIOSC_LIF modules||A7P||45||90|
Note: Optional module selections to be made after students have had their initial one-to-one meeting with the programme tutor.
*A7P = Post Graduate Level
Interested in Start-ups?
Many of our biomedical sciences students are interested in start-ups, social enterprises and developing entrepreneurial skills. UCL's Innovation and Enterprise division offer training, start-up grants, competitions, communities and much more, all of which are free to students on this programme.
UCL's entrepreneurship community has supported over 300 UCL start-ups since 2010 and raised over £280 million in investment.
In addition to potentially starting a successful business, making use of the resources at UCL in this area provides students with the opportunity to develop business skills, chances to network in London's start up community and projects that will serve them well on their CVs as well as in future job interviews.
The Biomedical Sciences MSc provides opportunities for students to develop and broaden their knowledge and research skills and better prepare for future employment or specialist postgraduate research.
Biomedical Sciences MSc graduates significantly enhance their employability by developing their subject-specific knowledge in the field of biomedical science and their analytical and research skills. Students gain an appreciation of how important biomedical science is to global healthcare and can approach international employers with confidence. In addition, the programme enhances student presentational and key skills enabling students to compete effectively in the job market.
Useful Careers Resources:
My UCL Careers
UCL Neuroscience Careers Network
Innovation and Enterprise Training and Opportunities for Students
Professional Development Courses
Linked In Learning
Public Engagement Training
Public Policy Training
Our Latest Biomedical Sciences Research
Lentiviral Vector Production Titer Is Not Limited in HEK293T by Induced Intracellular Innate Immunity
HIV-1 Vpr drives a tissue residency-like phenotype during selective infection of resting memory T cells
Find out More
For information on entry requirements, fees, how to apply and much more visit the MSc Biomedical Sciences Prospectus Page.