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Start date: September 2012, September 2013
Awards: To be confirmed
The pharmaceutical and life sciences industries are investing in stem cells, either in direct applications where the stem cells themselves would be used for therapy or indirectly, where stem cell derived tissues will be used for drug screening and toxicity testing.
This programme is intended to meet current and future needs of the pharmaceutical industry and health care providers by providing a cadre of well-trained scientists capable of fulfilling managerial, administrative, research and technical roles within the developing commercial regenerative medicine sector.
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant biological discipline (or a medical/ veterinary qualification).
We cannot accept any new applications for students starting in September 2013. Applications for September 2014 will open on the 2 September 2013.
Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements. Detailed advice for international students is available here:
Our programme covers key theoretical and practical aspects of the growth and maintenance of pluripotent stem cell lines, the directed differentiation of these cells into defined tissue phenotypes, and the maintenance of the differentiated state under conditions suitable for drug testing/screening programs.
Essential elements of good practice will also be included, such as quality assurance and the regulatory framework that surrounds the derivation, storage and use of human cells.
Our teaching is multidisciplinary, with contributions from the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry and bioinformatics.
The programme contains both taught and independent project components.
There will be an industrial placement of three months, situated within a life sciences company specialising in aspects of regenerative medicine. Financial assistance may be available to cover travel expenses to the location of the industrial placement.
Graduates will be equipped for a variety of roles within the developing commercial regenerative medicine sector.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Apr 25, 2013