MSc Stem Cells and Regeneration (Online)

  • MSc
  • PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate)
  • PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)


This innovative online programme will provide you with knowledge and understanding in the exciting field of stem cell biology and regeneration. You will be guided from the origins of this field through to its application (and potential applications) in treating human disease, covering the latest tools and technologies available for study in this area. Programme content is delivered by researchers active in the field, giving you the opportunity to engage with the latest breakthroughs.

Lectures, online discussions, assessments and examinations are delivered over the internet. This offers you more flexibility than traditional campus-based courses as you can study in your own environment at your own pace. This online-learning model, together with a part-time study option, makes the programme particularly appealing if you want to combine full-time employment with study.

Programme structure

There are six mandatory taught units and a research project/dissertation. Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our online:

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Sciences including Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Physiology, Immunology, Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Health Sciences, Medicine (including Medical, Veterinary and Dental qualifications).

For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies.

We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply.

We will consider applicants whose grades are slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements, if they have at least one of the following:

  • evidence of a minimum of three months work experience in Professional experience in research and development and biomedical / clinical Scientists - working in cell biology labs, biotechnology or pharmcueticals. Professional experience in research and development and professional experience in clinical trials also considered.
  • a relevant postgraduate qualification.

If this is the case, applicants should include their CV (curriculum vitae / résumé) when they apply, showing details of their relevant work experience and/or qualifications.

Students on this programme usually undertake a literature review or similar for their dissertation, but it is possible for students to complete an optional lab-based project. Bench fees apply only to students who come to Bristol for 6-8 weeks to complete research project unit CSSBM2001. This must be arranged in consultation with a supervisor and project unit lead, we cannot guarantee that students will be able to take on an optional lab-based project. Please contact the admissions team to request more information.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Go to admissions statement

If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level E.

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Fees and funding

UK: full-time
£14,300 per year
UK: part-time (two years)
£7,150 per year
Overseas: full-time
£33,600 per year

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Bench fees

£2,268 for the optional lab-based project. Further information about bench fees can be found on our webpages. Confirmation of bench fees will be stated in the offer letter sent to applicants.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2024/25

Further information on funding for prospective UK and international postgraduate students.

Career prospects

The programme can open up a number of different career opportunities. It can be used as a pathway to further studies (for example, a PhD) which in turn could lead to a research or academic career in the field.

It can also open up opportunities in private industry, for example:

  • Biotechnology sector research/sales
  • Stem cell business development
  • Stem cell banking
  • Stem cell patents
  • Stem cell clinical translation
  • Charity research development
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Stem cell regulatory bodies.