MSc by research biomedicine
Gain wide-reaching research training in the field of biomedical research - perfect to prepare for a career in either the academic or industrial worlds.
This degree gives you everything you need, both in theoretical and practical terms, to stand out as a biomedical scientist.
What you'll learn
This course sets you up with the knowledge and skills to carry out original research - and gives you the chance to use the knowledge in our purpose-built laboratories. You will learn crucial research techniques such as confocal microscopy, flow cytometry and cloning. You will also have the opportunity to read and discuss the latest and most important research papers with your peers and academics. What you learn has a practical application: the skills you will be taught are necessary in sectors as varieds as food, pharmaceutical, healthcare and biopharmaceutical.
Modules and projects
- Research techniques and experimental design
- Research planning and project management
- Advanced topics in biomedicine
- Research project
How you'll learn
This course is outstanding in that it is a year-long commitment which can transform you into a researcher. During the first term, you will take several core taught modules which will give you the knowledge and theoretical skills to act as a biomedical researcher. You will then be set an industrial challenge by our partner RSSL - a leading provider of scientific and technical solutions to numerous sectors. Finally, you will take a seven-month project of original research. This is an excellent opportunity to gain research experience whilst having access to the expertise of the department.
Biomedical scientists are in great demand in today's world. Laboratory research for both the government and the pharmaceutical industry is an ever-growing field. You can also use this course as a basis for doctoral study and beginning an academic career.
Find out more about this course including entry requirements and cost.
Looking for 2022/23 courses?
If you would like to start studying Biological Sciences at the University of Reading in 2022, please view our 2022/23 postgraduate courses.