Learning and teaching
The MSc is an advanced postgraduate programme, and many different teaching methods will be employed during the course. These will include lectures, tutorials, guest seminars, presentations, discussion, practical classes and demonstrations. As regenerative medicine is a multi-disciplinary field, collaborative group projects will be a significant component, and students will have the opportunity to work with and learn from their peers.
The final research project will also be an essential part of the learning process. By working on a significant independent research project, students will gain new technical skills and a depth of knowledge relevant to their thesis topic. In addition, students will develop research and transferable skills, such as literature review, data analysis, presentation skills, and scientific writing.
For every hour spent in class students will be expected to complete further hours of independent study. Individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations. The direction of the individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions, along with the reading lists and assignments.
Students will be assessed in a variety of ways. In the taught modules these will include exams, written essays, group projects, research proposals, and presentations.
For the final research project students will be assessed on a 10,000 word thesis and oral presentation.
The MSc in Regenerative Medicine is a one year, full-time programme. Students are required to complete 180 credits comprising taught and research modules.
Taught Modules (15 credits each)
- Cellular and Molecular Basis of Regeneration
- Stem Cell and Developmental Biology
- Advanced Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
- Research Skills and Methodology
- Biomaterials in Regenerative Medicine
- Tissue-specific Stem Cells
- Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells and Genome Engineering
- Ethics and Regulatory Affairs
Research Project in Regenerative Medicine (60 credits)
During the final 12 weeks of the course, students will work full time on their laboratory-based research projects. Students will select research projects from a wide range of topics in regenerative medicine. Examples include research on the cellular and molecular aspects of tissue regeneration, disease pathogenesis, development of stem cell therapies, design of novel nano-biotechnologies, or engineering biomaterials and tissue scaffolds.
For informal enquiries about the course, please contact the Programme Administrator:
Dr. Louise Russell