Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is an ever-emerging interdisciplinary field of biomedical research; which combines life, engineering and materials sciences, to progress the maintenance repair and replacement of diseased and damaged tissues. The MSc in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine aims to provide graduates from life sciences and clinical backgrounds with an advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in the science and practice of tissue engineering and regenerative medicine; from theoretical science, through to research translation and clinical application. The Programme provides in-depth training in this branch of biomedical science, including stem cell biology, biomaterials and tissue/organ engineering. The MSc offers a balanced combination of theory and practice; and can serve either as preparation for a PhD or as a self-contained advanced qualification in its own right. The MSc in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine is both lecture- and laboratory-based, and includes a number of opportunities to visit relevant clinical settings and local industrial partners. Graduates from this Programme will have a broad spectrum of knowledge and a variety of skills, making them highly attractive both to potential employers and research establishments.
The programme further benefits from affiliation and close involvement with the Cardiff Institute of Tissue Engineering and Repair (CITER). CITER is an interdisciplinary research network between the Schools of Biosciences, Chemistry, Dentistry, Engineering, Healthcare Studies, Medicine, Optometry, Pharmacy and Social Sciences. Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine MSc students will therefore study within a multidisciplinary community with internationally excellent academic, research and clinical expertise.
Students will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both specific to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine as well as generic ‘employability skills’. Through the Programme, students will develop technical laboratory skills and will be presented with a number of opportunities to extend their communication and presentation skills, both written and orally. Students will acquire a number of specific skills, such as the ability to collect, analyse and interpret a range of complex quantitative and qualitative data. They will also develop a number of valuable laboratory research-based skills, through the completion of a dissertation, which will be presented as a poster at the annual CITER scientific meeting.