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MSc Biomedical Science - Nottingham

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Nottingham Trent University
12 April 2011
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Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Masters Courses

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MSc Biomedical Science - Nottingham

Location: NottinghamCategories: Master CoursesDiscipline: BiosciencesOrganisation: Nottingham Trent University

This course provides a biological understanding of human disease processes, the treatment principles of of such diseases, and the underlying biological disciplines that enable their study and explanation. It has extensive links with BioCity Nottingham, the city's groundbreaking healthcare and biosciences centre. One of the largest innovation and incubation centres of its kind in Europe.

Entry requirements

A UK honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a relevant discipline. Applicants with relevant employment experience or other relevant qualifications will also be considered.

International students will need IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 560 or equivalent.

Course length

One year full-time


The full-time course consists of seven modules taken over three terms, while the part-time course consists of seven modules taken over six terms. Common modules include:Molecular Biology and DNA TechnologyCell Culture and Antibody TechnologyResearch Methods and ITBiology of Disease and Research Project.

Full-time students also study modules in Pharmacology and a choice between Business and Bioethics and special topics in Molecular Biology. Full-time students undertake a six month research project either in the school or another academic or industrial research laboratory in the UK or abroad. Students present a written dissertation and give oral and poster presentations of their project work.

Part-time students study a specialism from one of four modules, chosen from Cellular Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology and Medical Microbiology. They also attend a three day specialist workshop in the second year of the course. The research project covers the second year of the course and is carried out in the specialist area chosen by the part-time student in the laboratory of their employer, subject to the approval of the employer.


This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science


A choice of one from: pharmacology, medical microbiology, haematology, clinical chemistry or cellular pathology.

Biology of diseaseCell culture and antibody technologyMolecular biology and DNA technologyResearch methods and ITResearch projectSpecial topics in molecular biology, business and bioethics or practical techniques in genomics and proteomics.


Performance is assessed by written assignments, computer-aided learning packages, dissertation, oral presentation, laboratory reports and formal examinations.


This course benefits from the excellent facilities and equipment available in the School of Science and Technology.



Successful completion of this course positions students for high-level employment in the biosciences sector, or further research at PhD level and beyond.

Contact details

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Telephone: +44 (0)115 848 3933

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