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Applied Biomedical Sciences Research
Postgraduate course
MSc

Applied Biomedical Sciences Research

Overview

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.

Entry Requirements

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Biomedical Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, or a clinically orientated course that contains a substantial biomedical science component, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.

If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.

Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

Requirements:Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Biomedical Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, or a clinically orientated course that contains a substantial biomedical science component, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link. All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details at this link
IELTS:
IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
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Careers

Esther Tagarira

Careers

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.
Play MSc Applied Biomedical Sciences Research - Dr Andrew Paterson, Course Leader Video
MSc Applied Biomedical Sciences Research - Dr Andrew Paterson, Course Leader

Fees & funding

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £7700. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.
See further information on financing your studies.
The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2017/18 is £12500. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.
See further information on fees and finance on our Financing Your Studies webpage.

Facilities

  • 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
    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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