MSc Biomedical Sciences

Information about Biomedical Sciences

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Biomedical science aims to understand the scientific basis of normal health and how this is disturbed and may be treated in disease processes.

UCL Division of Biosciences encompasses a vibrant research community that includes researchers engaged in understanding the scientific basis of many of the major scientific questions facing the world of biomedical research today. 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.

Aims & Objectives

The MSc in Biomedical Science aims to give students a broad background in the most recent ongoing research in Biomedical Sciences as it is carried out at UCL. The design of the course aims to maximise the students' transferable skills, including the training in:

1. Laboratory research training in cellular, molecular or systems biomedical science depending upon choice of research project

2. Data analysis

3. Computer literacy - courses available through our Graduate School

4. Oral presentation skills - research and data presentation

5. Critical appraisal of up-to-date literature in relevant research journals

6. Writing skills - essays and final dissertation

7. Time management and taking responsibility for own workload

8. Ability to use deduction and initiative

9. Being able to work independently and as part of a team

MSc Biomedical Sciences Programme Structure

Programme Tutors

Prof Alasdair Gibb
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 1398 (int x31398)
Email Address:
Medical Science Building, Room G51(office), G39 (lab)


Prof Michael Duchen
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7679 3207 (int x33207)
Email Address:
Medical Sciences Building, Room 205

Programme Administrator

Jenni Todd
Telephone: +44 (0)20 3108 4057 (int x54057)
Email address:
Medawar Building, Teaching Office, Room G10

Further information about the programme including how to make an application is available in the UCL Online Prospectus

Fees for the 2015-16 academic year:

£12,205 for full time UK/EU students

£23,690 for full time overseas students

Funding opportunities:

UCL Postgraduate Support Scheme £10,000: This is a one-off opportunity for UK/EU students graduating from a UK university in summer 2015. See here for information, eligibility to apply and the application form.

Departmental Scholarships 2 of £2,000 each
These are available to any student and are on the basis of previous academic achievement and/or need

Other Funding

Applications for funding from any of the links below need to be made independently of your application for the MSc.

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