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MSc Course

The first two terms comprise a selection of taught modules that allow students to gain a solid grounding in multidisciplinary science.

Students attend modules in statistics, imaging, mathematical or molecular modelling, physical biology etc. plus a series of masterclasses (MD978) led by experts in areas of molecular microbiology and cellular dynamics. During the third and summer terms students conduct two eleven-week research projects in labs of their choice.

Assessment throughout this first year leads to the award of an MSc in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research. Successful students then transfer to the PhD course to begin a three-year research project. Visit the How to apply section for more details.

Our students also attend the Division of Biomedical Science seminar series (Gibbet Hill campus), or Molecular and Analytical Sciences seminar series (Main campus). We hold a DTP conference in June/July where all students present their research as posters or talks, along with many other cohort events.


    • Research Topics in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (MD978 - 15 CATS).

    • Frontier Techniques and Research Skills in Biomedicine (MD997 - 10 CATS).

    • Physical Biology of the Cell (MD991 - 10 CATS).

    • Research Project 1 (12 weeks; MD979 - 40 CATS).

    • Research Project 2 (12 weeks; MD980 - 40 CATS).

    • Warwick Interdisciplinary Transferable Skills (CH948 - 16 CATS).

    • Molecular Biology - Principles and Techniques (MD998 - 10 CATS).

    • Introduction to Chemistry (CH932 - 10 CATS).

    • Quantitative Skills for Systems Biology: Programming (LF903 - 10 CATS).

    • Principles and Techniques in Analytical Science (CH915 - 10 CATS).

    • Microscopy and Imaging (CH922 - 10 CATS).

    • Statistics for Data Analysis (CH923 - 10 CATS).

    • Computational Modelling (CH925 - 10 CATS).

    • Molecular Modelling (CH926 - 10 CATS).

     Further information about MSc modules

    Overview timetable

    Term 1

    Term1 outline

    Term 3


    Term 2


    Term 4 ( Summer)


    Further information

    moodle tabula

    MSc IBR timetable
    Introductory video about the MSc course