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MSc Bioimaging

This Bioimaging programme from University of Birmingham combines the most exciting developments in advanced microscopy and quantitative image analysis for the study of key biomedical questions.

Quick Facts

Full-Time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: September
Tuition Fee: £26,640 per year
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Upon completion, students will be an ideal position to pursue a successful career in academia, as well as in the microscopy or pharmaceutical industry.

A deep understanding of the molecular mechanism at the basis of physiology and disease is key to develop novel treatments for diseases such as cancer, diabetes or Alzheimer’s. The recent development of innovative microscopy and computational methods like super-resolution microscopy and artificial intelligence has opened up unprecedented opportunities to study fundamental biological processes directly in living cells and organisms in ways that were unimaginable only a few years ago.

This Bioimaging programme from University of Birmingham aims at training the next generation of biomedical and biophysical scientists with a highly interdisciplinary profile, capable of combining the most recent developments in advanced microscopy, image analysis and computational approaches to extract highly quantitative information from dynamic biological systems.

Courses included:

  • Biomedicine
  • Microscopy and Probes
  • Image Analysis and Quantitative Modelling
  • Advanced Microscopy and Probes
  • Image Analysis and Quantitative Modelling
  • Biomedical Application of Quantitative Bioimaging
  • Quantitative Bioimaging Research Project

“The transition from undergrad to postgrad can be a big step up in terms of workload and what is expected of you, but there is so much support available to you as a postgrad student, from academic writing support (if you’ve been out of education for a few years or just want a bit of extra help) to mental health and wellbeing services. The careers support is fantastic – the uni puts on employer fairs throughout the year and you have access to one on one support from the Careers Network team, who can help you develop your skills ready for your next step!”

Emma Sutton // PhD Psychology


The programme will enable students to develop a wide range of skills suited to careers not only in academic research, but also in the pharmaceutical, imaging and optics and data science fields.


A 2:1 Bachelors degree in life sciences, biomedical sciences, physical sciences or engineering is required.

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