MSc Biomedical Science
Full time one year course
Application closing date:
June 12 2010
September 1 2010
The objective of this course is to introduce students to an inter-disciplinary approach to research, which utilises technologies and skills from a wide spectrum of scientific, engineering and clinical disciplines to address fundamental questions originating in biology and medicine. This one-year course would be suitable for B.Sc. (Hons.), B.E., and medical graduates who wish to extend their skills to work in an interdisciplinary area that applies skills from the Physical Sciences to solving problems in biology and medicine.
|ECTS weighting||90 ECTS|
| Programme fee, academic year 2014-15
(Subject to change)
|Introduction to Business||December||10|
|Materials Science & Biomaterials||December||5|
|Principles of Cell & Molecular Biology||December||5|
|Introduction to Physical Sciences & Biomedical Applications||December||5|
|Introduction to Biomedical Science||*c/a||5|
|Product Development, Validation, & Regulation||March/April||5|
|Lasers & Applications||March/April||5|
|Introduction to Biomedical Systems||March/April||5|
|Research and Minor Thesis||September||27|
Applications to this programme are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code is a GYS03.
Note: In addition to submitting a completed application form, applicants are required to provide a personal statement, explaining why they wish to undertake this course (up to 600 words).
Second Class Honours, Grade 2 in any science or engineering degree. Candidates with less than Second Class Honours and with three years relevant practical experience may also be considered.
Applicants whose 1st language is not English, must provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language:
Selection is based on the candidate's academic record at an undergraduate level and their aptitude for the course.
Siobhan Ni Choilean, Research technician within the Scottish Multiple Sclerosis Centre at Edinburgh University, Graduated in 2007
No, however, some of our graduates are working in the hospital in positions, where this accreditation is not required.
Would I be eligible for any form of bursary/grant if upon application I was accepted to the course?
There is no special grant or bursary for this course. However, some students are eligible for county council grant.
Will there be lectures everyday or will it be a case of having to be present only a few days a week?
Yes, it is a full-time course. Attendance is required everyday. Click here to see attached timetable.
Yes, in fact as part of the MSc course, students undertake a mini-research project, where they gain experience, working in a research environment. Some of our graduates have gone on to conduct PhDs at the NCBES, an interdisciplinary disciplinary research centre with four major priority research areas, including biomedical engineering, cancer, neuroscience and regenerative medicine. Every year students are invited to apply for PhD programmes at the NCBES and in general one or two people are selected. Further information on the research conducted at the NCBES can be found by clicking on the Research link of the main menu.