University of Plymouth

Biomedical science is a fast-paced, continuously evolving field that helps deepen our understanding of disease and enable developments in therapeutics and laboratory diagnostics. Our MSc Biomedical Science degree centres around our research strengths allowing you to pursue a programme of study on one of three research-focused pathways:

  • MSc Biomedical Science (Cancer Biology)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Clinical Neuroscience*)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Infection and Immunity)

All pathways share core translational modules, Molecular Biology, Project Design & Development, and a pathway-orientated Research Project, plus two dedicated pathway-specific modules covering theory and practical skills. This programme enables you to broaden your knowledge, hone your clinical/practical skills, and enhance your professional/research experience in an area that interests you.

*Neuroscience pathway is subject to final approval.

IBMS accreditation

This programme is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and aims to promote and develop the role of Biomedical Science within healthcare research, delivering the best possible service for patient care and safety. This accreditation assures students that the learning outcomes meet or exceed the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) qualification descriptors for a higher education qualification at Masters level (level 7).

Entry requirements

Please visit the course provider’s website.

Closing date

Intercalating student applications are accepted up until May each year, although this may vary depending on your individual circumstances. You should also factor in any internal deadlines or processes with your university to confirm that you can be released to take an intercalated masters degree.