Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences

MSc Biomedicine

The MSc in Biomedicine provides a detailed picture of the new frontiers opening up in the treatment of human disease in the 21st century. Students choose from a range of theory- and skills-based modules, covering topics such as cancer, immunology, microbiology and neurological disease, underpinned by the extensive subject knowledge of our research-active teaching staff.

In the second half of the programme students undertake a research project, joining one of our research groups to work in the laboratory on a piece of novel research before producing a 12 000 word dissertation on their chosen topic. Our aim is to equip graduates with the skills they need to establish their career in the rapidly-evolving field of biomedical science.

Course Duration

12 months full time or 24 months part time

Entry Requirements

At least a second class Honours degree, or its equivalent, in an appropriate subject. Candidates holding other academic qualifications may also be considered for admission provided they have substantial relevant professional experience. Interviews and/or qualifying essays may be used to determine the suitability of applicants who do not meet the criteria outlined above.

If you are an Overseas Applicant, the deadline for submitting your application to study on this programme commencing in October 2014 in the Faculty of Health and Medicine, is Wednesday 14 August 2014, as from this date there will be insufficient time remaining before the start of the programme for us to be able to make a decision in time for you to apply for and obtain a Visa.

If English is not your first language an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 is required (minimum element scores apply). Alternative qualifications are accepted.


The fees for entry in 2013 were 6,900 inclusive of bench fee full time UK/EU students, 16,220 inclusive of bench fees for Overseas students.
Part-time fees are charged at 50% of the full-time fees.


1000 bursaries are available to all overseas (non EU) students studying on the taught Biomedicine Masters degree, these are subject to satisfactory progress and are awarded during the year.


Dr Nigel Fullwood
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Furness College
Lancaster University
United Kingdom


+44 (0)1524 593936

Student Testimonial

"The course offers a wide range of modules that have broadened my knowledge of different aspects of biology as well as picking up new practical skills along the way. The research project deepened my passion for pursuing my future career in this field and I am now working as a research assistant in the Department of Clinical Oncology at the University of Hong Kong."

Elibe Wong, graduate


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