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Medical Sciences


Find out about the course options in Medical Sciences


in the UK for Research Quality (Biomedical Science)

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in the UK for Value Added (Biomedical Science)

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in the UK for Student Satisfaction (Biomedical Science)

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in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology

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Why Study Medical Sciences?

Successful employment in the medical sciences, clinical and research environments and national health boards and health related industries, requires highly motivated and skilled multi-professional workers and leaders. Our highly qualified and skilled teachers, researchers and health provider specialists will deliver you the level of post graduate education required to enable you to meet these needs.   

  • Our masters degrees in Medical Sciences are grounded in modern medical practice and as one of our graduates you’ll have the skills to enter into a range of clinical, medical and healthcare career pathways
  • Our small, friendly school allows you to get to know our academic staff very well and easily access both academic and pastoral support enabling you to perform at your best. Our staff include academics, clinicians and researchers with considerable NHS, University and commercial experience
  • The focus and scope of our courses are varied so you can find a niche that suits your interests and career aspirations. Our masters courses are firmly rooted in the latest research, and content is regularly updated to ensure you’ll be exposed to the cutting edge of what is a fast-moving field
  • You’ll experience a wide variety of teaching while studying at Bangor including interactive lectures and seminars, directed individual study, one-to-one study support and numerous opportunities to apply hands on work, in both structured individual and small group practicals
  • Expertise covering all key areas of postgraduate biomedical sciences laboratory practices and specialisms
  • You’ll be involved in medically related cutting-edge research projects meaning that your skill set and understanding will be first class  

We also have excellent links with the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), which is one of the largest in the UK, and North West Cancer Research, the leading cancer charity for the north west of England and North Wales. Some lecturers hold joint appointments with BCUHB which means you’ll be taught by staff and honorary lecturers with a comprehensive 'umbrella' of skills and expertise - from laboratory bench to patient bedside.  

Achieving your goals   

Studying with us at the School of Medical Sciences therefore offers you a unique opportunity to learn and achieve your educational goals. We can help you become a successful proactive, skilled multi-professional worker or leader, with the skills and practical medical application knowledge required for your successful new career or next step on the ladder in range of key medical employers. 

Career Opportunities in Medical Sciences

Our postgraduate MSc degrees will prepare you for your future career in a range of bioscience and medically-related professions including: 

You’ll be in a strong position to successfully compete for PhD level study, and positions, at both UK and international Universities, Research institutes and health industries. Your skills will also be in demand by large employers such as the pharmaceutical industry, medical research and public health bodies. 

Our Research in Medical Sciences

Within the School of Medical Sciences, we employ state-of-the-art approaches to address basic research questions in medicine and/or develop applications to overcome a serious unmet clinical need. We have an overarching aim of improving the patient pathway, either by contributing new insight to fill an important gap in medical knowledge or developing applications which directly contribute to improving health and well-being.  

We have a strong focus on cancer research where our research teams are not only exploring the complex processes which result in the development, progression and therapeutic resistance of cancers, but are also developing the basis for new therapies and patient monitoring technologies. The cancer research teams are housed in the North West Cancer Research Institute, which integrates us with the wider research networks in other leading research intense universities world-wide and health providers, to ensure that our research is relevant to the needs of cancer patients within Wales and beyond. 

Our staff expertise covers a variety of research areas including Clinical applications and therapies in Human Immunology and autoimmunity; Molecular Genetics; Medical Genetics; Cancer; Medical Microbiology; Medical Biochemistry; Anatomy and Clinical Practices; Nanotechnology.  

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