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Medical Sciences MSc/PGDip/PGCert


Course facts

  • Name: Medical Sciences
  • Qualification: MSc/PGDip/PGCert
  • Duration: 1 year full-time; can also be studied part-time.

This course offers progression from science related degrees for students wishing to develop an academic interest in medical sciences. The course develops:

  • Anatomical, physiological and biochemical processes related to cellular, musculo-skeletal and cardiovascular function in terms of both normal and diseased states.
  • Psychological concepts of health, illness and disease.
  • Clinical research process from proposal stage to undertaking, including presenting in oral and written form suitable for medical and academic audiences.

This course provides a combination of cutting edge theory and research skills to students who have a strong scientific background but not necessarily any directly relevant subject knowledge which makes this course challenging and rewarding.

Successful students will combine consistently high levels of lecture attendance with a similarly significant amount of self-directed study and will be supported by academics and clinicians who are well respected in their specialist fields."

Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content


  • Dissertation (60 credits)
  • Therapeutics (20)
  • Applied Anatomy and Histopathology (20)
  • Clinical Physiology (20)
  • Research Skills (30)
  • Metrology and Health (10)
  • Molecular Pathology (20)

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor degree from a recognised institution (equivalent to a second class honours degree or higher) OR be able to demonstrate prior relevant professional experience of at least two years duration. IELTS of 6.0 or above with no individual score lower than 5.5.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

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If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email


How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here. For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer. If you are making an application for one of our professional courses, which has limited place availability, you are advised to contact the academic school for advice on the final dates for applications.

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