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Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (MSc) (2020 Entry)

  • Course Code
  • P-B91Z
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MSc
  • Duration
  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick

Join the unique Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research MSc at the University of Warwick. Through an interdisciplinary approach and cross-cohort training, Warwick Medical School will provide you with knowledge on a broad range of biomedical sciences and relevant research skills.

This programme provides a broad and balanced foundation of biomedical research skills, including practical experience in natural science disciplines. You will attend modules in statistics, imaging, mathematical or molecular modelling, physical biology and much more. During the year you will have the opportunity to conduct two eleven-week research projects in two different disciplines preparing you for your future career.

Core Modules

  • Research Topics in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research
  • Physical Biology of the Cell
  • Frontier Techniques and Research Skills in Biomedicine
  • Warwick Interdisciplinary Transferable Skills
  • Laboratory Project 1 and 2

Optional Modules

  • Microscopy and Imaging
  • Computational Modelling
  • Molecular Modelling
  • Principles and Techniques in Analytical Science
  • Statistics for Data Analysis
  • Quantitative Skills for System Biology
  • Molecular Biology: Principles and Techniques
  • Frontier Instrumental Techniques for Molecular Analytical Science


Teaching is through lectures, seminars, practical workshops and laboratory-based research projects.

Contact hours will vary depending on module choices, but on average around 20 – 25 hours per week. The typical class sizes for this course range between 15 to 25 students per class.

The course is assessed through reports, research projects, poster and oral presentations, and written and oral examinations.

Skills from this degree

  • Analytical skills
  • Research skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Computational skills
  • Mathematical skills

Minimum requirements First degree (2:i) or equivalent qualification, in Physical Sciences or Life Sciences and A level in Mathematics

English language requirements Band A
IELTS overall score of 6.5, minimum component scores not below 6.0

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.

10% Alumni Discount Scheme
If you are a Graduate of the University of Warwick and are of home or overseas fee status, you will be able to access a 10% tuition fee discount on this course.

Graduate Award Scheme 2020
We are introducing our prestigious Warwick Graduate Award Scheme for 2020 entry. You could be eligible for 30% off tuition fees. Please note, if you are employed by the NHS and your employer is funding you for this course, you will not be eligible for this scheme. You will be automatically considered if you apply and accept your place by 31 July 2020.

Additional Course Costs

£2,500 (self-funding students) to cover laptop for duration of study and consumables for 2 x 11-week research projects.


The scholarships most relevant for students at Warwick Medical School are:

  • Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarship Scheme
  • Chevening Scholarships (international applicants only)
  • Fulbright-University of Warwick Award
  • Li Xiaoming Scholarship (Chinese applicants only)
  • International Scholarships

For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.