MSc/MRes in Human Tissue Repair - London

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University College London (UCL)
27 Jul 2017
24 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

MSc/MRes in Human Tissue Repair
University College London
Application Deadline: 31st August 2017.

The MSc/MRes in Human Tissue Repair is taught by leading scientists and clinicians and is based at the Royal Free Hospital in London, is the world's first postgraduate programme to take a unique, multi-disciplinary approach to the study and research of human tissue repair, regeneration and therapy. The course aims to harness basic, biomedical and clinical expertise and research strengths assembled from across UCL Institutes and Divisions and UCL partner hospitals together with industrial colleagues which will provide world-leading cohesive teaching and training in inflammation, immunology, tissue engineering, transplantation, drug discovery and in understanding and treating human disease.

Degree Summary

The programme takes a highly personalized, integrated approach to human tissue repair, focusing on inflammation, immunology and intervention. The MSc/MRes provides knowledge of the cellular and molecular inflammatory pathways, the role of immunity and immune response in disease and in therapies designed to repair, regenerate and replace tissue function. Students can choose one of three routes (inflammation, immunotherapy or transplantation science) which will define the nature of their degree and research project.

MSc Human Tissue Repair

Students preparing for a career in biomedical science will benefit from the teaching-based pathway of the MSc in Human Tissue Repair. In Term 2, after choosing one of the three subject routes, students will complete the required core modules and then select two optional modules from within their specified route. In Term 3, students will undertake a 12- week research project.

MRes Human Tissue Repair

Students seeking a more laboratory-based experience with greater exposure to cutting edge research, can opt for the research intense pathway of the MRes in Human Tissue Repair. In Term 2, after choosing one of the three subject routes, students will complete the required core modules and then go on to undertake an 18-week research project in an area from within their specified route.

Core Modules

  • Principles of Inflammation
  • Immunology in Health and Disease
  • Tissue Repair and Regeneration
  • Research Methodology
  • Practical Research Skills
  • Route 1 - Inflammation and Disease
  • Route 2 - Immunological Basis of Disease
  • Route 3 - Transplantation Science

Optional Modules

  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine
  • Ethics, Translation and Commercialization
  • Biological Molecules as Therapies
  • Cell and Gene Therapy: Molecular and Clinical Aspects

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, on-line material, small-group tutorials and laboratory work. Assessment is through coursework, presentations, examinations and the Research Project dissertation.


The programme will prepare students for further academic study (transfer to PhD programmes) and to work at the highest levels within the biomedical sciences. It will also provide the foundation and links for careers engaged in the public healthcare sector and the NHS, in industry and biopharma, government and research councils, biomedical charities and stakeholders, sports medicine, and scientific media and publishing.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a scientific or medical discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard.

If English is not your first language, 6.5 IELTS or 92 IBT TOEFL.

Fees and funding 2017/18
UK/EU: GBP12,680. Overseas: GBP24,140

The Division of Medicine is offering three postgraduate taught bursaries of GBP5000 each to students eligible to pay for fees at the UK/EU rate.

Contact information

Mr Matthew Brown, Programmes Administrator (0)

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