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Regenerative Medicine (MSc)
The taught MSc in Regenerative Medicine at NUI Galway graduated its one-hundredth student recently. This course focuses on stem cells, gene therapy and tissue engineering, focussing on how they can be applied to develop new therapeutics. The course is the only one of its kind in Ireland. Students who have completed this course have gone to work in pharmaceutical and biomedical companies in Ireland and abroad. Many graduates have chosen to follow research-based careers in this dynamic field and are pursuing PhDs in countries all over the world (Ireland, the UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Austria and America).
Regenerative Medicine is an exciting emerging discipline, which aims to develop novel therapeutics to repair and regenerate damaged and diseased organs. These therapeutics utilise stem cells, gene therapy, biomaterials, engineered tissue and biologically active compounds. This 12-month taught MSc course will equip you with the skills to participate in this discipline. Modules will address the science behind Regenerative Medicine as well as its application to human disease.
As part of this MSc course, students will undertake a summer-long, laboratory-based research project. In previous years, these projects have been based at NUI Galway, Galway University Hospital, and in research groups based in Dublin and Maynooth.
The MSc is administered by the Regenerative Medicine Institute (REMEDI), a world-class biomedical research institute recognised as Ireland’s primary centre for stem cell and gene therapy research, and a world leader in the field of regenerative medicine. REMEDI’s main focus is to use cells and genes to regenerate healthy tissues that can be used to repair or replace other tissues and organs with a minimally invasive approach.
REMEDI is home to Ireland’s only stem cell manufacturing facility, CCMI, the Centre for Cell Manufacturing Ireland. This state-of-the art facility will translate, as well as manufacture, research from REMEDI’s programmes into cell-based medicinal products for clinical trials.
Other allied NUI Galway courses
- Would you like to advance therapeutics to the clinic? Gain a better understanding of clinical research practice with our MSc Clinical Research.
- Cellular manufacturing and therapy and the production of advanced medicinal products is quickly evolving as the future of medicine. To learn more about bioprocessing, click here.
- Microscopy and imaging of cells and tissue samples is a highly desirable skill for academia and industry alike. Click here to learn more.
Applications and Selections
Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.
Selection is based on the candidate's academic record at undergraduate level and their aptitude for the programme.
Who Teaches this Course
Requirements and Assessment
1 year, full-time
Next start date
A Level Grades ()
Please refer to the review/closing date webpage.
Mode of study
The first two semesters will consist of modules covering the scientific principles of stem cells, gene therapy, tissue engineering, immunology and pharmacology. Training in scientific concepts and techniques important to biomedical research takes place via a series of laboratory-based practical sessions. The regulatory issues involved in translating research observation to an approved treatment for patients will be a focus throughout the course. During the summer semester, students embark on individual laboratory-based research projects.
The modules on offer include:
- Regenerative Medicine;
- Translational Medicine;
- Advanced Research Technique;
- Tissue Engineering;
- Scientific Writing;
- Research Project and Thesis;
- Physiology-Human Body Function;
- Introduction to Business;
- Economic Evaluation in Healthcare;
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Fees: Student levy
Fees: Non EU
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