Provision of flexible learning opportunities is a key aim of this programme, along with providing students with up-to-date information on and insights into research, addressing fundamental questions in the biomedical, clinical, tissue regenerative, engineering, technology and pharmaceutical fields. Aimed at individuals employed in the biomedical device and pharmaceutical sectors, this course has been developed to meet the needs of working graduates who wish to upskill or change careers. Credit may be accumulated over a period of up to six years.
A full module list is available on the course website. For each module, content is delivered in one five-week block, in face-to-face lectures/ tutorials (up to nine hours per module) and via online information posted to a virtual learning environment known as Blackboard. A maximum of six modules are completed each academic year, three over a 15-week period in Semester 1 and three over a second 15-week period in Semester 2. Students must complete 12 taught modules and a research project within six years to gain an MSc.
3 Good Reasons To Study This Course
1. Students can join the programme in any academic year, registering and paying for individual modules in a 'select and pay-as-you-go' fashion.
2. Lectures for this course are normally held on a Friday afternoon and/or a Saturday morning every five weeks, which facilitates full- or part-time working and course-participation.
3. The distance-learning version of this course won the national Postgraduate Science Course of the Year Award in 2013.