Monday, February 13, 2012

Applications being accepted for NUI Galway MSc in Biomedical Science (via distance learning)

The NCBES at NUI Galway, where MSc lectures take place
Applications are now being accepted for the distance learning MSc in Biomedical Science at NUI Galway.  This programme is run over a 2-year period, with students attending for lectures approximately every 5 weeks, on a Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Extensive use is made of multi-media technology to support student learning, including the Echo360 lecture capture system and the 'Blackboard' virtual learning environment. The MSc in Biomedical Science offers Biological Sciences graduates a means of achieving the mathematical, computational, and instrumentation skills necessary to work, or continue to work, in biomedical science. Likewise the Physical Science/Engineering graduate will gain experience in aspects of cell biology, tissue engineering, and animal studies. Expertise from a range of NUI Galway’s research institutes and from industry will also be drawn on throughout the course. The course covers the following areas:  Molecular & Cellular Biology, Anatomy, Innovation and Technology Transfer, Material Science and Biomaterials, Molecular Medicine, Biomechanics, Tissue Engineering, Lasers, Stereology, Project Management,, Experimental Design and Data Analysis, Product Development, Validation and Regulation, Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work. Further information on the NCBES and this course can be found at and on our course blog  
Entry Requirements: Second Class Honours, Grade 2 in any Science, Engineering or Technology degree. Candidates with less than Second Class Honours and with three years relevant practical experience may also be considered. Selection is based on the candidate's academic record at an undergraduate level and their aptitude for the course. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of proficiency in the English Language. An IELTS score (Science & Engineering) of 6.0 or TOEFL score of 550 paper based, 213 computer based, is required.
Fees: EU students: €6,815 per year (total €13,630)
Non EU students: €13,500 (total €27,000)
Application process: Applications to this programme are made online via The
Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC),
Applications are open until all places are filled. A total of 20 places are availabe, to be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Note: In addition to submitting a completed application form, applicants are required to
provide a personal statement, explaining why they wish to undertake this
course (up to 600 words). Further information on the application process can be found at or
PAC Code: GYS19
Students who may not wish to commit to a 2-year programme are free to apply to the one-year postgraduate certificate in Biomedical Science (via distance learning), code GYS20. Programme content is identical to the first year programme of the MSc. 
Contact: Course director Dr. Una FitzGerald (

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