Why Study Medical Sciences?
Our 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, including the potential for graduate entry into medicine and physician associate training.
Student Profile Jessica Nixon
"Being able to use investigative laboratory techniques and figure out what sample of tissue we had been given during our biomedical practical module was rhe best part of the course."
Career Opportunities in Medical Sciences
Our undergraduate degrees will prepare you for your future career in a range of bioscience and medically related professions. You’ll be in a strong position to gain places on postgraduate programmes related to other health areas as well as in demand by large employers such as the pharmaceutical industry, medical research, and public health.
Our Research in Medical Sciences
Our research in Medical Sciences is ranked 7th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2021). Within the School of Medical Sciences our research employs state-of-the-art approaches to address basic questions in medicine and/or develop applications to overcome serious unmet clinical needs. 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 (North West Cancer Research Institute) where our research teams are exploring the complex processes which result in the development, progression and therapeutic resistance of cancers. We’re also developing the basis for new therapies and patient monitoring technologies. This cutting-edge research feeds directly into our teaching and you’ll encounter elements both within your taught modules and especially during your research project in the third year making our degrees some of the most dynamic and up-to-date you can experience.