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Applied Biomedical Sciences Research
Postgraduate course

Applied Biomedical Sciences Research


Broaden your understanding of research methods and their applications within biomedical sciences. You will develop your expertise in a specific subject area of biomedical sciences by undertaking an in-depth research project working alongside researchers from our Centre for Biomedical Science Research.

Taught modules will enable you to discuss and appraise the latest biomedical science research, developing your analytical, data handling and presentation skills.

Thanks to our new biomedical science laboratory, you will be able to conduct project work in a dedicated research environment and will benefit from an enhanced range of equipment.

Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: twice as many of our staff - 220 - were entered into the research assessment for 2014 compared to the number entered in 2008.
With our new dedicated biomedical sciences research laboratory you will be able to conduct project work in a dedicated research environment and will benefit from an enhanced range of equipment. You will develop the skills needed for a successful research career.

Your research project will be closely linked to the areas of our research expertise with the opportunity to explore topics such as:

  • the use of molecular methods to detect adulterated food
  • studies on protein expression in bacteria
  • pain science and non drug approaches to pain relief
  • nutritional biochemistry
  • development and validation of ELISA techniques
  • the interactions of pyocyanin with host biochemistry
  • the Effects of Bacterial Metabolism on pH of Simulated Wound Conditions
  • development and Testing of New Smart-Bandage Sensing Technologies.

As a postgraduate student you will work alongside many other students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and be closely linked to active research work in biomedical sciences. Our teaching team is often highly commended by students and staff for their innovative teaching methods and support for students.


Esther Tagarira


Esther Tagarira
Clinical Trials Administrator ACM Global Central Laboratory

MSc Toxicological Sciences

“I acquired a wide range of lab skills through the practical sessions on my course, and I was able to further develop on my communication and presentation capabilities which really helped with my confidence. I’m now training to become a project manager, and it's so rewarding being involved in medical treatments that are helping to improve patients’ quality of life.

Modules & learning

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Current research publications will be selected for debate each week and you are expected to either present a summary of an article, or contribute to the weekly discussion.

This module begins the process of planning for the research project. You will develop a proposal and participate in a mock ethics approval panel.

The Research Project module (120 credits) will be carried out from the start of Semester 2 to September. Project topics will be closely linked to the areas of research expertise of the team.

Combine theory and practice of many modern analytical techniques that are used in biological, medical and chemical analysis, and learn the important steps in the development and assessment of analytical measures.

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Dr Margarita Gomez Escalada
Senior Lecturer
Margarita recently produced internationally-recognised research treating acne with herbal compounds. Working with a student, she discovered that an extract of thyme was more effective than traditional chemical-based creams.
Our courses are heavily research orientated - we teach research methods, laboratory techniques and students undertake an extended research project.
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MSc Applied Biomedical Sciences Research - Dr Andrew Paterson, Course Leader

Fees & funding


  • Biomedical Research Laboratory
    Biomedical Research Laboratory

    The latest scientific testing equipment lets you put your learning into practice and break new ground in biomedical research.

  • Food Inspection Laboratory
    Food Inspection Laboratory

    Our hygienic laboratory can be used to develop practical food specimen inspection skills.

  • Library

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Gym and Sports Facilities
    Gym and Sports Facilities

    Keeping fit is easy at Leeds Beckett - our fitness suites are easy to get to, kitted out with all the latest technology and available to all sports members.


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