Human Tissue Repair MSc

London, Hampstead (Royal Free Hospital)

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.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£14,700
£7,350
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£29,400
£14,700
Duration
1 academic year
2 academic years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 30 Jun 2022

Applications open

Notification

Application closes at 17:00 GMT.

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

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

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

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

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

Who this course is for

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.

What this course will give you

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

The foundation of your career

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.

Employability

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.

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.

Modules

Full-time

Term one establishes the foundation of knowledge required for the MSc with four compulsory modules: ‘Principles of inflammation’, ‘Principles of Immunology’, ‘Tissue repair and regeneration’, ‘Research Methods’. Towards the end of  the first term, you will be asked to select a) one of two pathways known as ‘routes’ EITHER ‘Immunotherapy’ OR ‘Transplantation Science’ and b) a research project according to their own scientific interests.

The ‘route’ is selected by choosing one of two optional modules which will run in term two: Immunological basis of disease OR Transplantation science. You will also choose TWO other optional modules that are part of your chosen route.

Selecting a ‘route’ will determine the name of the final degree, ie Human Tissue Repair (‘Immunotherapy’ OR ‘Transplantation Science’)

Optional modules include: Transplantation Science; Immunological Basis of Disease; Stem Cell Therapy; Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine; . This list of optional modules is not exhaustive and student may have other options with approval of the programme lead.

In term two, you also have to complete a compulsory Practical Laboratory Research Skills module. This is a wet-laboratory module where you will be taught the basic skills and techniques required to work successfully in a biomedical research science lab. This will prepare you for your chosen research projects.

In term three, you will carry out a research project which you will choose from a list of projects available within the Division of Medicine according to your individual scientific interest and your chosen ‘route’. You will be placed in and be part of research groups on active projects, generating valuable data. Projects typically take for four months full-time in the chosen laboratories.

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.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Human Tissue Repair.

Accessibility

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

Online - Open day

UCL Masters in Respiratory Clinical Science and Human Tissue Repair

This Virtual Open Event took place on Tuesday 23 June 2020. The presentation provides more info on MSc Respiratory Clinical Science and MSc Human Tissue Repair.

Online - Open day

Graduate Open Events: Applying for Graduate Study at UCL

The Applying to UCL for graduate study session took place in December 2021. The session, covered by our Graduate Admissions and Student Recruitment teams, provides helpful information about the process of applying for graduate study, as well as offering an insight into what we consider to be a competitive application.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £14,700 £7,350
Tuition fees (2022/23) £29,400 £14,700

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

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.

Funding your studies

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

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

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below.

Division of Medicine Postgraduate Bursary

Deadline: 31 July 2022
Value: £5,000 (1 year)
Criteria Based on both academic merit and financial need
Eligibility: UK, EU, Overseas

Next steps

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 £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

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.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

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