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Cross-disciplinary research

Take a cross-disciplinary, quantitative approach to research in the biomedical sciences.

You’ll gain hands-on training in advanced techniques such as confocal microscopy, molecular cloning, cell culture and bioinformatics.


A rich learning environment

Your studies will benefit from facilities including:

  • a purpose-built imaging suite with confocal and super-resolution microscopes
  • computing facilities for computer-intensive work in phylogenetics, bioinformatics, protein structure, evolution and population biology
  • dedicated biomedical research and teaching laboratories in our new £60m Health and Life Sciences building.

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Enthusiastic academics

Learn from enthusiastic and friendly academics with a real passion for their subject. You will be able to draw on their experience, gained from years of biomedical sciences teaching and research.

Meet the team

Enhance your career

Our master’s programmes emphasise the practical skills that employers need, such as experience using cutting-edge molecular techniques. Graduates from our biomedical MSc programmes typically go on to pursue PhD studies or work in the pharmaceutical industry.

Overall, 97% of graduates from Biological Sciences are in work or further study within 15 months of graduation. (Based on our analysis of HESA data © HESA 2022, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2019/20; includes postgraduate (taught) and postgraduate (research) Biological Sciences responders).

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Our courses

Our degrees make you stand out to employers or act as a bridge to doctoral study. Explore our MSc by Research Biomedicine and MSc Biotechnology courses.

How you'll study

Through taught modules and original research, you'll learn the key biomedical science techniques required for work or further study in the field.

Life in the Department

Join a vibrant and welcoming department situated in our state-of-the-art Health and Life Sciences building.
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