This accredited Biomedical Science postgraduate degree will provide you with a biological understanding of human disease processes, the treatment principles of such diseases, and the underlying biological disciplines that enable their study and explanation.
You will benefit from our extensive links with BioCity Nottingham, the city’s groundbreaking healthcare and biosciences centre. One of the largest innovation and incubation centres of its kind in Europe. Not only will you be able to demonstrate your understanding of the biological basis of disease, its investigation and treatment, you will also demonstrate expertise in highly specialised and advanced research.
You will work with our highly regarded academics, who are active in a broad range of research areas, achieving 100% world-leading or internationally-excellent research impact. (REF 2014).
How you’re taught
- lectures and guided reading
- supported by the University’s virtual learning portal and other electronic facilities
- given extensive guidance and practice in written and oral presentation skills
- delivery of the programme by using professional practitioners in the teaching team
- written assignments
- computer-aided learning packages
- oral presentation
- laboratory reports
- formal examinations.
Careers and employability
Successful completion of this course positions students for high-level employment in the biosciences sector, or further research at PhD level and beyond.
NTU is one of the most employment-focused universities. Increasingly, employers want to recruit graduates who have real-world work experience. That’s why all of our courses, across every subject area, offer you a work experience opportunity. Our experts help build and support your future with a range of career programmes and events.
The school of Science and Technology will work closely with you to help find a placement and strengthen your CV and interview techniques. You’ll be supported and assessed throughout your placement year and will write a reflective report and diary at the end of your placement. When you successfully complete your placement and submit your placement report, you will be eligible to receive an additional award of a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice.
Please note that placements are not guaranteed and the process is competitive through an application and interview process.
If you take the sandwich route, and start this course in September / October you will complete your placement following your taught modules and research project. If you start in January you will complete one term of taught modules and your project, then go on placement before returning to NTU for your final term of modules.
Our recent students have taken placements across a wide range of companies including the NHS, Pfizer and Public Health England. They secured varied roles such as Trainee Biomedical Scientists (Immunology), Biomedical Science Assistant and Volunteer Mentor.
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