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MSc Human Tissue Repair

University College London
London, England, UK
Courses in UKCourses in England1 year full-time

Human tissue repair after injury and in disease and the development of effective treatments are the focus of all biomedical research. This MSc programme, taught by leading scientists and clinicians, provides an integrated approach to human tissue repair focusing on inflammation, immunotherapy and transplantation science, and preparation for PhD study and a career in biomedicine.

Why study this degree at UCL?
UCL offers a world-class research and teaching environment in biomedical sciences.

The UCL Divisions of Medicine and Surgery & Interventional Science jointly offer this MSc within the new Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT) based at the Royal Free Campus, to deliver the only programme with an integrated multidisciplinary approach to learning about human tissue repair, regeneration and therapy.

The programme aims to harness basic, biomedical and clinical expertise and research strengths assembled from across UCL institutes and divisions and UCL partner hospitals, and together with industrial colleagues will provide world-leading cohesive teaching and training in inflammation, immunology, tissue engineering, transplantation, drug discovery and in understanding and treating human disease.

Programme starts
September 2018

Entry requirements
A medical degree or a minimum of an upper second-class UK bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject (biological science, biomedicine, biophysics, chemistry, medicine), or an overseas qualification or an equivalent standard.

Degree information
The MSc will provide knowledge of the fundamentals of inflammation and immune response in human health and disease, cellular and molecular mechanisms of human tissue repair, the development of therapies designed to repair and restore tissue function, and treatments including immunotherapy, transplantation, tissue constructs and medical devices. Students will obtain additional practical, analytic and transferable skills essential in biomedical research.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

This programme consists of six core modules (90 credits), two specialisation optional modules (30 credits) and a research project (60 credits).

Core modules

– Principles of Immunology
– Practical Research Skills
– Principles of Inflammation
– Research Methodologies for Human Tissue Repair
– Tissue Repair and Regeneration
– Practical Cell Culture Analysis
– Students choose one of the following specialisation modules depending on the route they wish to follow: Inflammation; Immunotherapy; Transplantation Science:
– Immunological Basis of Disease
– Inflammation and Disease
– Transplantation Science

Optional modules
Students choose two optional modules from their chosen specialisation route below:
Inflammation specialisation
– Biological Molecules as Therapies
– Ethics, Translation & Commercialisation
– Immunological Basis of Disease
– Stem Cell Therapy
– Transplantation
Immunotherapy specialisation
– Cell & Gene Therapy: Molecular and Clinical Aspects
– Ethics, Translations & Commercialisation
– Immunological Basis of Disease
– Stem Cell Therapy
– Transplantation
Transplantation Science specialisation
– Applied Biomaterials
– Ethics, Translation & Commercialisation
– Immunological Basis of Disease
– Stem Cell Therapy
– Tissue Engineering

Students undertake a research project culminating in a dissertation.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, lectures, e-learning, laboratory work and tutorials. Assessment is through examination, presentations, essays, practical reports and dissertation.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/degrees/human-tissue-repair-msc

How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places.

For more information on the course and how to apply visit the course website or email Mr Matthew Brown, Programme Administrator, at m.t.brown@ucl.ac.uk

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