The biomolecular and biomedical sciences are challenging, demanding enthusiastic, driven students. Of course, these cutting-edge fields also offer incredible potential for positive impact – and meaningful careers.
The biomedical sciences offer hope for curing diseases and bettering the health and well-being of people across the globe. Every discovery shapes the future. Every contribution furthers the common good.
GCU is ranked in the top 20 in the UK for allied health research conducted at world-leading standards (Research Excellence Framework). Our highly regarded MSc Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences programme will prepare you with practical skills in scientific investigation and a valuable body of academic knowledge informed by the newest research in the field.
- Study the mechanisms of disease development
- Explore the cell and molecular biology underlying disease
- Investigate the pathophysiology and molecular aspects of medicine
- Build hands-on laboratory skills
We keep the curriculum career-focused with laboratory-based classes and Research Project modules.
Our department is respected for multi-disciplinary research. Our work has a real-world impact on advancing human health. We ask questions that matter – and answer them. This pursuit is at the heart of everything we do.
The fast-growing field of biomolecular and biomedical sciences offers career opportunities that are both meaningful and rewarding. Professionals are in high demand.
GCU’s graduates are competitive candidates who employers value for their integrity, knowledge, and skills. As a graduate of the MSc Biomolecular and Biomedical Sciences, you’ll be prepared to take on any challenge and succeed in any role you choose.
The programme prepares graduates for careers in healthcare, medicine, biomedical, biotechnology and more. Work in industry, conduct research in the public or private sector, or find an academic role. The work you do in this programme will also prepare you to pursue further study, such as a Ph.D.
What you will study
Biomolecular Studies; Molecular Aspects of Medicine; Cellular and Systems Pathology; Novel Cell-Based Technologies and Therapeutics; Integrated Cell Biology; Applied Molecular Microbiology; Skills for Professional Practice for Biosciences and MSc Research Project.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
Typical entry requirements
UK Honours degree 2:2 (or equivalent) in a biomedical or biological science discipline.
Other academic and vocational qualifications
Each application to GCU is considered on an individual basis. If you do not have the typical academic entry qualifications, but can demonstrate relevant work experience and/or credits from recognized professional bodies, you may be eligible to enter this course via the University's Recognition of Prior Learning scheme.
If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.
Academic IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5.
Fees and funding
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
Tuition fees 2018/19
- Home: £5500
- RUK: £5500
- EU: £5500
- International: £12600
If you commence your studies in September 2018 or January 2019, these are the annual or module fees that apply to the duration of your course; however, fees are subject to change. For full details on how fees may change read our fees and refund policy.
In addition to course tuition fees, you may encounter additional costs during your time at University.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.
If you have any questions or inquiries regarding scholarships available for 2018/19, please feel free to contact the student inquiries team.
International student start dates
For new international students, orientation events start on 14 September 2018. This extra time is specifically designed to assist new international students in settling into the UK and GCU prior to the start of general student induction and teaching.
There will be a whole host of fun and informative activities taking place during this period, including campus and city tours, as well as welcome events where you can meet other international students.
We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills.
Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.
The learning and teaching methods we use to ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centered, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers.
We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.