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Biomedical Science, MSc

University of Sheffield, the United Kingdom

University of Sheffield

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The award How you will study Study duration Course start Domestic course fees International course fees
MScFull-time1 yearfind outGBP 13000 per yearGBP 32350 per year

About Biomedical Science, MSc - at University of Sheffield

Biomedical science research aims to understand how the human body functions both in health and disease and strives to develop treatments that can improve and save lives.

Designed to build on the knowledge and skills obtained from your undergraduate studies, this MSc offers training in a range of specialised scientific skills, to equip you with the knowledge and attributes to lead innovation in the biomedicine sector.

Because of the broad nature of the subject, this research-led masters course offers the chance for you to align your study with your interests through your chosen module route.

Depending on your choices, your practical modules will offer training in a range of specialist techniques that are used in biomedical research which could include the manipulation of model organisms, advanced tissue culture techniques, protein detection methodologies, and microscopy.

Theoretical lecture modules cover topics including the clinical use of stem cells, cancer biology, modelling human disease, tissue engineering, the biotechnology industry, and the development of novel therapeutics.

We'll also train you in the transferable skills that every professional scientist needs, such as scientific writing and presentation skills, research ethics, statistical analysis and the use of R software, and scientific literature interpretation.

The most substantial part of the course is your research project where you will spend up to five months embedded within one of our internationally recognised research laboratories, developing your research skills in an area of biomedical science that matches your future career aspirations. Here you'll be working closely with world leading academics and scientists and using our state-of-the-art facilities to perform your own cutting edge biomedicine research.

The School of Biosciences is home to state-of-the-artlight microscopy andelectron microscopy facilities, a purpose-builtzebrafish facility , a fly facility , andproteomics and single cell omics facilities and you may be working in our Bateson Centre , where studies of model organisms are enabling researchers to understand human disease pathways at the physiological and molecular level.

Example past research projects include:

  • The use of cell penetrating peptides in Ovarian Cancer.
  • Investigating Human Biology of SARS-CoV-2 Protein ORF7a in Inducing Host Cell Death
  • Elucidating the role of SNAP29 in endocytic trafficking using CRISPR/Cas9 based approaches
  • Understanding the relationship between heart tube rotation and extracellular matrix regionalization during cardiac looping in transgenic zebrafish models.

Notes about fees for this course

The fee listed is for the advertised mode of study. If you're studying for an alternative qualification or via a different mode of study (eg full-time, part-time) then the fee could be different. Due to inflation, the fee for Home students could also increase after your first year of study. Use Sheffield's fee calculator or contact the Student Fees team to check.

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Entry requirements

Minimum 2:1 undergraduate honours degree in a biomedical-related subject.

We also accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies.

We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

Entry requirements for international students

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Other English language qualifications we accept

Pathway programme for international students

If you're an international student who does not meet the entry requirements for this course, you have the opportunity to apply for a pre-masters programme in Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield International College . This course is designed to develop your English language and academic skills. Upon successful completion, you can progress to degree level study at the University of Sheffield.


We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the School of Medicine and Population Health  website.

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