Masters' Programme

All postgraduate masters programmes consist of 180 credits at SCQF Level 11. There are generally two main types of masters’ degrees depending on whether they are course-based (taught masters) or research-based (research masters).  The following outlines the different types of MSc degrees offered by the School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition.

Research Masters: Master of Science in Medical Sciences

Type: Research masters degree

Structure: Independent research project carried out within a research group and supervised by academics.

Length: 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time

Examination: Submission of research thesis and viva voce examination.

Entry requirements: normally 2.1 or equivalent

Fees and additional costs: Tuition fee* for postgraduate research degrees for 2021/22 is £4500 for UK students and £21,500 for International students. There are additional project costs of £3000.

Further information: For further information contact smmsn-pgrenquiries@abdn.ac.uk

* Aberdeen graduates are eligible for an Alumni Discount of 20% on tuition fees

Taught Masters

Type:
Taught masters

Structure:
120 credits of taught courses selected in accordance with the specific programme guidelines. The final 60 credits in made up of a research project or placement.

Length:
12 months full-time or 24 months part-time

Examination:
Courses examined by in-course assessments and/or written exams. Research project /Placement examined by submission of project thesis or report.

Entry requirements:
normally 2.2 or equivalent

Fees and additional costs:
Tuition fee* for 2021/22 academic year is £10,200 for UK students and £23,500 for International students.

Further information:
Details of all of the programmes offered by the school can be found on the University's Postgraduate Taught web pages.

 

Selected programmes and coordinator:

The following is a list of the MSc taught lab-based programmes. It is not exhaustive and does not include non-lab-based or online taught masters’ programmes.

MSc Cardiovascular Science & Diabetes (Dr Nimesh Mody)

MSc Clinical Pharmacology (Dr Steve Tucker)

MSc Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Bio-business (Prof Ian Stansfield)

MSc Developmental and Reproductive Biology (Profs Neil Vargesson & Lynda Erskine)

MSc Drug Discovery & Development (Dr Steve Tucker)

MSc Immunology & Immunotherapy (Dr Frank Ward & Dr Isobel Crane)

MSc Microbiology (Dr Donna MacCallum)

MSc Molecular Medicine (Dr Anke Roelofs)

* Aberdeen graduates are eligible for an Alumni Discount of 20% on tuition fees

Research Masters: MRes Medical Sciences

Structure: 60 credits of taught courses selected in accordance with the specific programme guidelines. The final 120 credit research project. 

Length: 12 months full-time or 24 months part-time 

Examination: Courses examined by in-course assessments and/or written exams. Research project examined by submission of project thesis.  

Entry requirements: normally 2.1 or equivalent 

Fees and additional costs: Tuition fee* for 2021/22 academic year is £10,200 for UK students and £23,500 for International students. 

Further information: Details of all of the programmes offered by the school can be found at: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-taught/