Combining a wide range of taught subjects and research topics, with a focus on experimental science

MSc Biomedical Sciences Research

Why choose this MSc?

Programme details

For key details, including programme units, fees and entry requirements, please vist the Biomedical Sciences Research prospectus.

The choice of taught units on offer reflects the research specialities of the host university. At the University of Bristol, the MSc in Biomedical Sciences Research has units in the following areas:

  • pharmacology
  • neuroscience
  • cardiovascular research
  • cancer biology
  • infection and immunity
  • cell biology.

The wide range of units available on our Biomedical Sciences Research degree will give you a broader perspective and help you choose the career path that’s right for you. Our programme can also provide the specialist training that you need to enter or advance in your chosen career.

For more information about this programme see our online prospectus

Recent publications

Publications featuring contributions from our MSc student projects:

  • Astin, J. W., Batson, J., Kadir, S., Charlet, J., Persad, R. A., Gillatt, D., Oxley J. D., and Nobes, C. D. (2010). Competition amongst Eph receptors regulates contact inhibition of locomotion and invasiveness in prostate cancer cells Nature Cell Biology, 12:1194-204.
  • Chang, G. H., Oliver, E., Stanton, I., Wilson, M., Luo, B. J., Lin, L., Davidson, A., and Siddell, S. (2010) Genetic Analysis of Murine Hepatitis Virus Non-Structural Protein 16. Journal of General Virology, 92: 122-7.
  • Cheng, J. P. X., Betin, V. M. S., Weir, H., Shelmani, G. et al., (2010) Caspase cleavage of the Golgi stacking factor GRASP65 is required for Fas/CD95-mediated apoptosis. Cell Death and Disease, 1: 59.
  • Woolard, J.,  Vousden, W., Moss, S J., Krishnakumar, A., et al. (2011)  Borrelidin modulates the alternative splicing of VEGF in favour of anti-angiogenic isoforms. Chemical Biology. 2011: 273-278
  • Gaston K, Tsitsilianos MA, Wadey K, Jayaraman PS. (2016) Misregulation of the proline rich rich homeodomain (PRH/HHEX) protein in cancer cells and its consequences for tumour growth and invasion.Misregulation of the proline rich homeodomain (PRH/HHEX) protein in cancer cells and its consequences for tumour growth and invasion.  Cell Biosci. 2016 Feb 13;6:12. doi: 10.1186/s13578-016-0077-7.
  • Jessica Charlet, Ayumi Tomari, Anthony R. Dallosso, Marianna Szemes, Martina Kaselova, Thomas J. Curry, Bader Almutairi, Heather C. Etchevers, Carmel McConville, Karim T. A. Malik, Keith W. Brown.Genome-wide DNA methylation analysis identifies MEGF10 as a novel epigenetically repressed candidate tumour suppressor gene in neuroblastoma.

Contact us

Graduate School Office
Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
University Walk

Tel: +44 (0) 117 33 11474

The MSc in Biomedical Sciences Research is a well-structured and broad ranging course allowing comprehensive training in the subject. The choice of units on offer allows the student to tailor the course to their own interests as well as giving general skills training within the core skills unit. The practical project integrated within the MSc provides an opportunity to fully integrate into the laboratory setting and gain the expertise of the subject. I genuinely believe that the course allowed me to gain the knowledge and experience needed for me to progress and secure a PhD studentship.

Charlotte Severn (PhD student)

This course can help graduate students who are uncertain about their next step to decide the direction of their future study. I was able to choose a suitable practical project and this three-month working experience helped me decide to continue to PhD studies.

(PhD student)
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