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Human Tissue Repair MSc

Human tissue repair after injury and in disease and the development of effective treatments are the focus of all biomedical research. This MSc programme, taught by leading scientists and clinicians, provides an integrated approach to human tissue repair focusing on inflammation, immunotherapy and transplantation science, and preparation for PhD study and a career in biomedicine.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2020

Modes and duration

Full time: 1 year
Part time: 2 years

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 1 November 2019
Close: 28 August 2020

Tuition fees (2020/21)

UK/EU:
£13,850 (FT)
£7,050 (PT)
Overseas:
£26,380 (FT)
£13,130 (PT)


Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website.

Location: London, Hampstead (Royal Free Hospital)

Entry requirements

A medical degree or a minimum of an upper second-class UK bachelor's degree in an appropriate subject (biological science, biomedicine, biophysics, chemistry, medicine), or an overseas qualification or an equivalent standard.

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: Standard

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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About this degree

The MSc will provide knowledge of the fundamentals of inflammation and immune response in human health and disease, cellular and molecular mechanisms of human tissue repair, the development of therapies designed to repair and restore tissue function, and treatments including immunotherapy, transplantation, tissue constructs and medical devices. Students will obtain additional practical, analytic and transferable skills essential in biomedical research.

Find out more about this degree: MSc/MRes Human Tissue Repair

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

This programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two specialisation optional modules (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Human Tissue Repair.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Compulsory modules

  • Principles of Inflammation
  • Principles of Immunology
  • Tissue Repair and Regeneration
  • Research Methodologies for Human Tissue Repair
  • Practical Laboratory Research Skills
  • Students choose one of the following specialisation modules depending on the route they wish to follow: Inflammation; Immunotherapy; Transplantation Science:
  • Immunological Basis of Disease
  • Inflammation and Disease
  • Transplantation Science

Optional modules

Students choose two optional modules from their chosen specialisation route below:

  • Immunotherapy specialisation
  • Transplantation Science
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Choosing a Drug Target 1: Scientific and Technical Aspects
  • Choosing a Drug Target 2: Intellectual Property, Clinical
  • Transplantation Science specialisation
  • Applied Biomaterials
  • Tissue Engineering
  • Immunological Basis of Disease
  • Stem Cell Therapy

The above optional modules are subject to confirmation the module is running in term 2 and potential timetable clashes. The lists are not exhaustive and other modules may be taken with the permission of the Programme Lead.

Dissertation/report

Students undertake a research project culminating in a dissertation of 5,000 words in the style of a manuscript for scientific publication.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, e-learning, laboratory work and tutorials. Assessment is through examination, presentations, essays, practical reports and dissertation.

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Funding

The Division of Medicine is offering 3 bursaries of £5000 each to students on this programme.

Find out more: Division of Medicine Postgraduate Taught Degrees

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Division of Medicine Postgraduate Taught Bursaries

Note:
Deadline: 31 July 2020
Value:
£5,000 (1 year)
Eligibility:
UK, EU, Overseas
Criteria:
Based on both academic merit and financial need

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

Careers

The programme will prepare students for further academic study and to work at the highest levels within the biomedical sciences. It will also provide the foundation for careers in the public healthcare sector and the NHS, in industry and biopharma, government and research councils, biomedical charities and stakeholders, sports medicine, and scientific media and publishing houses.

Employability

Students will gain awareness of the commercial opportunities and diverse funding mechanisms for the development of new ideas, technologies and applications. Our learning methods will prepare students for careers in academic or industrial biomedical sciences, as well as equipping them with transferable skills in presentation, writing, organisation and team work.

Why study this degree at UCL?

UCL offers a world-class research and teaching environment in biomedical sciences.

The internationally renowned UCL Divisions of Medicine and Surgery & Interventional Science jointly offer this MSc within the new Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) based at the Royal Free Campus, to deliver the only programme with an integrated multidisciplinary approach to learning about human tissue repair, regeneration and therapy.

The programme aims to harness basic, biomedical and clinical expertise and research strengths assembled from across UCL institutes and divisions and UCL partner hospitals, and together with industrial colleagues will provide world-leading cohesive teaching and training in inflammation, immunology, tissue engineering, transplantation, drug discovery and in understanding and treating human disease.

Find out more about this degree: MSc/MRes Human Tissue Repair

Department: Division of Medicine

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.

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £80 for online applications and £105 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Who can apply?

This programme is designed for both scientists or clinicians who wish to gain a thorough knowledge of human tissue repair, inflammation, immunotherapy or transplantation sciences, understanding of cutting-edge biomedical research with practical and transferable skills either for further research or for entry into the pharmaceutical industry.

Application deadlines

All applicants
28 August 2020

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 Human Tissue Repair at graduate level
  • why you want to study Human Tissue Repair at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

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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