MSc in Medical Science

Top 20 Masters of Science in Medical Science 2018

Medical Science

A Master of Science is a graduate degree that can be obtained by students who have first completed a bachelor’s program in a similar field. An MSc typically takes about two years of full-time study to earn.

Medical science uses laboratory skills combined with clinical approaches to investigate the human body. It is the science behind health maintenance and disease prevention and treatment. Students might find themselves taking courses in molecular biology, nutrition, neuroscience, toxicology and the like in this broad field of study.

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Master of Science in Biology (Medical Sciences)

Mississippi College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 USA Jackson

The Master of Science in Biology (Medical Sciences) program is designed to prepare students for a career in medical sciences research or for those students wishing to enter medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant, and pharmacy schools. This degree can be completed in one calendar year. Unlike many programs, most courses are offered both fall and spring, enabling the student to mix and match course load each semester, giving him/her great flexibility in designing the class sequence. [+]

Earn Your Medical Sciences Biology Degree

The Master of Science in Biology (Medical Sciences) program is designed to prepare students for a career in medical sciences research or for those students wishing to enter medical, dental, optometry, physician assistant, and pharmacy schools.

This degree can be completed in one calendar year. Unlike many programs, most courses are offered both fall and spring, enabling the student to mix and match course load each semester, giving him/her great flexibility in designing the class sequence.

This biology degree is a unique opportunity for students to take courses taught at Medical School level as a way to prepare for Medical School.

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Stem Cells and Translational Neurology (MSc, Pg Dip, Pg Cert, Pg Prof Dev - Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Online Part time 3 - 6 years September 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This programme offers cutting-edge translational neuroscience focused on stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, regeneration and models (both animal and cell). Furthermore, the inclusion of patients and importantly their carers and the real-life impacts of these diseases on individuals will be a common thread running throughout this programme making it truly unique and exceptionally novel. [+]

Programme description

Dementia (including a raft of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease) has recently become the leading cause of death in the UK. Stem cells are a novel and relatively young branch of scientific research that hold the potential for not only therapies but to be able to accurately model these distinctly human diseases.

This unique programme will offer students real-world perspectives from patients, carers, scientists and a range of healthcare professionals including world-leading experts on the impact of neurological diseases.

This programme offers cutting-edge translational neuroscience focused on stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, regeneration and models (both animal and cell). Furthermore, the inclusion of patients and importantly their carers and the real-life impacts of these diseases on individuals will be a common thread running throughout this programme making it truly unique and exceptionally novel.... [-]


Clinical Management of Pain (MSc, Pg Prof Dev - Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Online Part time 3 - 6 years August 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

This part-time, fully online programme attracts an international and multi-professional student cohort and offers a unique opportunity to have direct contact with others working in pain management across the world. Within this context, students will gain the knowledge, understanding and evaluative skills to provide advanced clinical care so as to improve outcomes for people living in pain. [+]

Programme description

The University of Edinburgh is recognized globally for its research, development, and innovation, and has been providing students with a world-class education for more than 425 years. The suite of pain management programmes offered by the Department of Anaesthesia, Critical care, and Pain Medicine, continues this tradition by integrating current clinical research with high-level academic and professional input. As a multidimensional phenomenon, it is essential that pain is managed through planned multidisciplinary initiatives and inputs that aim to ease patient suffering and improve quality of life. Through a solid, theoretical understanding of the biological, psychological and social concepts that drive, develop and maintain pain, students will explore the multifaceted nature of pain and its effects. Students will gain an advanced understanding of the specialist area of pain management and will develop the core skills and knowledge required of an advanced pain practitioner. Each course of the programme is divided into a set of themed sections in which material is presented in a blend of short online lectures, practical case studies, directed readings, podcasts, and webinars. This is supplemented by discussion boards that provide directed assessment tasks while input from expert guest lecturers and tutors offer students opportunity for collaborative critical discourse and debate of current issues. This part-time, fully online programme attracts an international and multi-professional student cohort and offers a unique opportunity to have direct contact with others working in pain management across the world. Within this context, students will gain the knowledge, understanding and evaluative skills... [-]


MSc in Medical Sciences

Lund University
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Master's programme is interprofessional and aims at developing and preparing you for advanced work and leadership within health care practice and research, as well as for quality development within the public and private practice. [+]

Programme overview

The Master’s programme in Medical Sciences gives students with a background in audiology, midwifery, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, radiography, or speech and language therapy the possibility to achieve a Master of Medical Sciences degree.

The programme starts with the compulsory course Scientific Research Design. The programme is interprofessional and aims at developing and preparing you for advanced work and leadership within health care practice and research, as well as for quality development within the public and private practice.

The programme is organised as a framework, with a few compulsory courses and a number of electives. All courses include both classroom and online elements. The amount of classroom-based sessions varies from course to course ranging from a couple of sessions to weekly meetings. During your studies, you will acquire the knowledge and skills required to work in a global healthcare and research context, through student-centred teaching and learning activities in a research-intensive academic environment. All teachers are also active researchers.... [-]


MSc in Medical Sciences, Public Health

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

This Master's programme’s focus is cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective and provides you with evidence-based knowledge, and the skills and tools necessary for conducting research, policy-making and fieldwork. [+]

Programme overview

A person’s right to the highest attainable standard of health has no geographical or social boundaries. However, poverty and lack of democratic governance impede many people’s access to this right. In order to abolish health inequalities, global partnerships and the effective spread of knowledge are essential. We must, therefore, educate future public health experts who have a broad, interdisciplinary perspective and the will to participate in this global effort.

The programme’s focus is therefore cross-disciplinary with a consistent global perspective and provides students with the evidence-based knowledge, and the skills and tools necessary for conducting research, policy-making and fieldwork.... [-]


MSc in Medical Sciences, Biomedicine

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

The main objective of this Master's programme in Biomedicine is to provide you with leading competence in biomedical research so that you are well-prepared for independent work in medical research and development. [+]

Programme overview

Our goal is to give students leading competence in biomedical research so that they are well prepared for independent work in medical research and development. The programme leads to a Master of Medical Science, with a major in Biomedicine. Teaching takes place in a research environment at the Biomedical Research Centre in Lund.

Programme modules/courses

The first semester is devoted to advanced studies, including state-of-the-art experimental laboratory work using methodologies that are highly relevant for biomedical research areas. Applied Biostatistics are embedded within the semester’s courses. During the second and third semesters, you can individually adapt your studies depending on your areas of interest. Examples of electives are Tumour Biology, Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Metabolic Diseases.... [-]


Master of Science (Research)

Taylor’s University
Campus August 2018 Malaysia Subang Jaya

Research has a profound impact on the study of life sciences and we continue to raise the bar by integrating this into our curriculum. The School's research strategy provides students with the opportunity to experience the research process to instil the passion for discovery. [+]

Research has a profound impact on the study of life sciences and we continue to raise the bar by integrating this into our curriculum. The School's research strategy provides students with the opportunity to experience the research process to instil the passion for discovery.

Food Science & Nutrition A far-reaching area, this cluster seeks new insights into probiotics, live ‘friendly’ microbes that protect and prevent against disease, food supplements, nutraceuticals, encapsulation controlled release of food bioactive components and advanced processing technologies. Health Sciences This cluster encompasses research in infectious diseases which looks at disease-causing agents and the drugs or chemicals that kill or slow them down. This cluster also addresses growing health problems in society especially molecular mechanism in the progression and treatment of diabetes and cancer. Applied Biodiversity This cluster investigates the use and conservation of biological resources. Application of this knowledge results in a more sustainable utilisation and protection of biological resources in areas such as environmental management, bioremediation, aquatic and plant biotechnology and industrial chemistry. Research Grants In recent years the school has been the proud recipient of various research grants amounting to more than RM2.1 million since 2010. This is directly attributed to the focused initiatives and commitment displayed by both our faculty and students. These allocations were for the following ground-breaking areas of research in: Elucidating the mechanism of action of bioactive compounds Novel formulations in wound healing Characterisation of metabolic markers for fungal infection Development of chemical analogues to combat metabolic disorders Microencapsulation technology... [-]

MSc in Medicinal Chemistry

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 2 - 7 years Open Enrollment United Kingdom Buckingham Milton Keynes + 2 more

How are drugs designed? This qualification focuses on the latest developments in this critical area of contemporary medical therapy, while developing a wide range of skills associated with postgraduate study. You will study aspects of medicinal chemistry that explore the links between disease, mechanisms of action and the development of safe, effective commercial drugs – pursuing these topics across a number of major health areas such as cancer, heart disease, infectious diseases, neuropharmacology and inflammation. [+]

How are drugs designed? This qualification focuses on the latest developments in this critical area of contemporary medical therapy, while developing a wide range of skills associated with postgraduate study.

You will study aspects of medicinal chemistry that explore the links between disease, mechanisms of action and the development of safe, effective commercial drugs – pursuing these topics across a number of major health areas such as cancer, heart disease, infectious diseases, neuropharmacology and inflammation.

Key features of the course Explores current research and advanced scholarship within medicinal chemistry Critically evaluates research methodologies Concludes with a substantial piece of independent research on a topic of your choice. Entry requirements ... [-]

MSc in Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

How to make more effective and needle-free pulmonary vaccines? How can we better assess drug toxicity for humans? How can we fight antibiotic resistance? [+]

How to make more effective and needle-free pulmonary vaccines? How can we better assess drug toxicity for humans? How can we fight antibiotic resistance?

How can we use Big data to improve preventive drug programmes? How can we optimize chronic drug use in aging populations? How can we develop a business case for a new drug?

If you have a pharmaceutical bachelor or bachelor from chemistry or biomedical sciences with pharmaceutical elements, this two-year Master's degree programme will enhance your career in the exciting world of the drug development life cycle! We cover all drug-related elements, from basic target discovery to molecular drug design, from analysis of drugs and biomarkers to pharmacology, from toxicology and biopharmacy to clinical pharmacoepidemiology, post-marketing surveillance, policy, and business.... [-]


Master in Medical Imaging

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

The field of medical imaging is evolving rapidly since medical diagnosis and treatment are increasingly supported by imaging procedures. We offer a technology-oriented research Master’s programme that prepares for a career in this strongly multidisciplinary field. [+]

This new Master's programme starts in September 2017.

EXACT SCIENCE AND CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY IN HEALTHCARE

The field of medical imaging is evolving rapidly since medical diagnosis and treatment are increasingly supported by imaging procedures. We offer a technology-oriented research Master’s programme that prepares for a career in this strongly multidisciplinary field. The programme combines elements from physics, mathematics, computer science, biomedical engineering, biology, and clinical medicine allowing you to attain a high level of knowledge and skills in various areas of medical imaging, such as image acquisition physics, quantitative image analysis, computer-aided diagnosis, and image-guided interventions. As Medical Imaging will attract students with different backgrounds, a broad range of courses is offered to allow you to tailor your study programme to your specific needs and prior knowledge. In the elective part of the curriculum, students can refine their knowledge and skills in more specialized or advanced topics of their liking. Some topics are taught in Utrecht and others in Eindhoven. The Medical Imaging programme provides you with the knowledge and skills in the fields of imaging physics and image analysis required for a career in the fascinating world of medical imaging research and technology development.... [-]


Master in Regenerative Medicine and Technology

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT) combines fundamental disciplines such as stem cell biology, materials science and biomechanics with more applied disciplines such as cell therapy, implantology, and imaging. 

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ENGINEERING THE FUNCTIONAL RESTORATION OF TISSUES AND ORGANS

Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT) combines fundamental disciplines such as stem cell biology, materials science and biomechanics with more applied disciplines such as cell therapy, implantology, and imaging. New collaborations amongst these disciplines can assist in innovation in fundamental life sciences but also in new patient therapies and clinical applications with the ultimate goal to restore lost tissue or organ function. Join our program, sign up for 2017!

THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU?

This master’s program aims to train multidisciplinary scientists and to stimulate innovative research at the interface between biomedical sciences, engineering, and clinical application. The rapidly emerging multidisciplinary field of regenerative medicine has significant effects on current and future health care applications. Our strong focus on technology will equip you with an understanding of processes ranging from specific cell culturing techniques and the use of biomaterials in computer models and imaging modalities. Utrecht University offers the Master’s program in cooperation with the University Medical Centre Utrecht and the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The program combines the expertise of both universities and provides access to their state-of-the-art laboratories and research groups.... [-]


Master in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht

The Master in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (MCLS) is research-oriented and takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of molecules, cells, and organisms.

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Study The Small Parts To Solve Big Issues

The Master in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (MCLS) is research-oriented and takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of molecules, cells, and organisms. By the end of the program, you will have gained sufficient fundamental knowledge to start working on applications in the field of medical and biotechnological issues. These applications may include the development of new medicines and vaccines, new strategies for crop improvement, or enzymes to be used in industry.

The Right Choice For You?

MCLS is the ideal Master’s program if you are interested in molecules as the basis of life and disease and if you want to know how chemistry, biology, biomedical sciences, and physics contribute to our understanding of how these molecules work. The interplay of molecules in cells and organisms is the central focus of the program.... [-]


Master of Science in Medical Chemistry

University of Southern Denmark
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Odense

During the Medical chemistry programme, you will take a range of exciting and relevant courses which lie in the field of medicinal chemistry, health science... [+]

During the Medical chemistry programme, you will take a range of exciting and relevant courses which lie in the field between medical chemistry, health science, and molecular biology as well as the health sector.The specialization in Medical chemistry aims at employment in the pharmaceutical industry or other pharmaceutically-oriented companies where the focus lies on the development of new medicines. In the programme, you supplement you basic education with a range of chemistry courses like spectroscopy and molecular modeling, as well as a variety of elective courses in for instance organic chemistry which provide experience in medicinal chemistry and development of new pharmaceuticals. You also take some health science classes in pharmacology and physiology. This part of the degree is based at the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy (FKF).To finish your degree, you must complete a thesis within your specialty of medical chemistry or biopharmacology, where you will typically be assigned to a research team at the Department of Physics, Chemistry, and Pharmacy or the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The thesis can also be completed in collaboration with external partners, for instance in the industry. The thesis project takes one year and is finished with an academic paper and an oral defense.To be accepted into the master’s programme in Medical chemistry, you need to complete a relevant bachelor programme.... [-]


Master of Science in Medical Statistics

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Medical Statistics program aims to train students from a variety of academic backgrounds to work as statisticians in various sectors including higher education... [+]

The MSc Medical Statistics program aims to train students from a variety of academic backgrounds to work as statisticians in various sectors including higher education, research institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, central government and national health services. It provides a training in the theory and practice of statistics with special reference to clinical trials, epidemiology and clinical or laboratory research for improved global health.

Graduates from this course pursue careers in medical and epidemiological research, in academic institutions, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry and various governmental institutions.

The Medical Research Council, Wellcome, GlaxoSmithKline, and Amgen offer studentships to UK and EU students.... [-]


MSc in Medical Biology

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

In the Radboud University Master's programme Medical Biology you will explore the biological mechanisms of health and sickness. [+]

The human body is ingeniously constructed. But sometimes the system goes wrong. Then the cells of the nervous system give out wrong messages, the immune system fails or there is rampant cell growth. In the Radboud University Master's programme Medical Biology you will explore the biological mechanisms of health and sickness. Our programme is unique because it is a combination of fundamental research and the translation of its findings into clinical applications. This is facilitated by our close cooperation with the University Medical Centre.

Specialisations

You are able to choose from three specializations within this programme:

Medical Epigenomics Clinical Biology Neuroscience/Neurobiology Programme ... [-]