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Postgraduate biomedical sciences

Understanding human health and disease

Our postgraduate Biomedical Sciences programmes take your understanding of human health and disease to an advanced level.

By developing a specialism in bioinformatics, physiology or medical biosciences, or learning how to make life-changing discoveries through research, you can enhance your career opportunities and take a big step towards realising your ambitions.

It's not too late to start your studies this autumn - search our postgraduate Biomedical Sciences programmes for more information on module content, entry requirements, and application guidance.

Bring your ambition to life

Alisha is studying for a Master's degree in Medical Biosciences.

She hopes to become an intellectual property and patent lawyer within the scientific field, and believes that the modules, contacts and support at Bradford will help bring her ambition to life.

Career prospects

Postgraduate study can open up new possibilities and help accelerate your career.

Career options available to Biomedical Science graduates can include:

  • medical research in hospitals, universities, research institutes, and pharmaceutical companies
  • clinical scientist
  • medical laboratory scientist
  • microbiologist in the food industry
  • regulatory affairs executive (involving drug registration and patents)
  • medical writing
  • further study or academic research
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Meet our postgraduate Biomedical Sciences students

Our students choose to study a postgraduate Biomedical Sciences degree for a number of reasons.

Explore our students' stories to find out about their backgrounds, ambitions, and how they are finding the postgraduate experience at Bradford.

Abimbola Jimoh

MSc Medical Bioscience

Abimbola travelled from Nigeria to Bradford in 2020 to begin her Master's degree in Medical Bioscience.

"I want to work with the Healthcare Professionals Council as a biomedical scientist. Looking further ahead, I see a possibility of a PhD in a couple of years, when I've got a feel of the workplace."

Read Abimbola's story

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Aureliana Chilengue

MSc Medical Bioscience

Aureliana made the journey from Mozambique to study MSc Medical Bioscience at Bradford in 2020.

"Bioinformatics is so powerful in determining the diversity of M. tuberculosis and understanding tuberculosis transmission and resistance cases. I will probably be one of the few people in my country with these skills."

Read Aureliana's story

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Diana Cardosa De Almeida

MSc Physiology and Molecular Biology

After completing her undergraduate degree in Portugal, Diana made the journey to Bradford to study a Master's in Physiology and Molecular Biology.

"I decided to do a Master's as I would like to work in research, and I think doing one gives you a good insight into what working in the field is like."

Read Diana's story

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Postgraduate finance and funding

Postgraduate study is an investment in your future, and funding your degree has never been easier.

There are a range of options to help you cover the costs of studying, including loans and scholarships. Current and past University of Bradford students can also benefit from our Alumni Discount Scheme.

Find out more about financing your postgraduate studies:

Tuition fees cover the cost of your registration, tuition, academic supervision, assessment and examination.

Government loans of up to £12,167 are available to help cover your tuition fees and living costs while you study.

Every year the University of Bradford invests over £4m in scholarships to help students from all backgrounds. 

The government provides doctoral loans of up to £27,892 to help cover your course fees and living costs while you study.