Regenerative Medicine is an exciting emerging discipline, which aims to develop novel therapeutics to repair and regenerate damaged and diseased organs. These therapeutics utilise stem cells, gene therapy, biomaterials, engineered tissue and biologically active compounds. This 12-month, taught MSc course will equip you with the skills to participate in this discipline. Modules will address the science behind regenerative medicine as well as its application to human disease.
The first two semesters will consist of modules (see details of these on the course website) covering the scientific principles of stem cells, gene therapy, tissue engineering and immunology. Training in scientific concepts and techniques important to biomedical research takes place via a series of laboratory-based practical sessions. The regulatory issues involved in translating research observation to an approved treatment for patients will be a focus throughout the course. During the summer semester, students embark on individual, laboratory-based research projects or industrial placements.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants should have, or should expect to obtain, at least a Second Class Honours degree in a biological/life science or medicine. Students who have a degree without honours in a related area and have three or more years of practical experience in the subject area will also be eligible to apply for this course.
WHEN TO APPLY: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis
1 year full-time.
Post Course Info
Graduates of this course have found employment in biomedical device and biotechnology companies and clinical research organisations in Ireland and abroad. Many course graduates have obtained PhD studentships in Ireland, the UK, throughout Europe, Canada and the US. Some graduates have gone on to study medicine, and graduates with clinical backgrounds have progressed to clinical fellowships.