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Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (MSc) (2021 Entry)



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


Take the next step in your research career with the University of Warwick. If you are a biologist, a mathematician, a physicist or a chemist interested in biomedical problems, our MSc in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research (IBR) could be for you.


The MSc in IBR is a vibrant and inclusive scientific community centred on students’ experience and our goal is to prepare you for your next career stage, whether in academia or industry. Designed to be a gateway to a PhD, our IBR MSc programme will equip you with knowledge and skills in both life and physical sciences. Warwick’s multidisciplinary ethos is not only demonstrated by a large choice of modules from physical biology, statistics, imaging, programming and modelling but also by masterclasses on cellular dynamics, microbiology and infection or applied medical technologies. During the year you will have the opportunity to conduct two 12 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
  • Statistics for Data Analysis
  • Quantitative Skills for System Biology
  • Molecular Biology: Principles and Techniques
  • Introduction to Chemistry and Biology
  • Mathematical Modelling for Biosystems
  • Mass Spectrometry

Teaching

This course is all about being interactive. A balanced mix of lectures, seminars, workshops, hands-on and problem-solving sessions, as well as lab work, will train you to tackle biomedical issues with creativity.

Our ethos is that assessments should reflect real-life situations and be a method to learn and progress.

As such, you will be assessed in many different ways, including short reports, dissertation, oral presentations, oral exams, posters and podcasts and more traditional written exams.

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.


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

Additional Course Costs

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

Scholarships

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

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.