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.
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.
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
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.
Our courses are heavily research orientated - we teach research methods, laboratory techniques and students undertake an extended research project.
Fees & funding
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.
Once you've decided what course to study, here is a step-by-step guide of what to do next.
Apply directly to us via our online application site *.
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4YOUR OFFERReceive your offer - remember, the sooner you apply the sooner an offer can be made. Please note that certain courses do have set application deadlines so you should check before applying. Some courses may require you to attend an interview or submit a portfolio before an offer can be made.
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10WELCOME WEEKAttend Welcome Week and begin your course.