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MSc Stem Cell Engineering for Regenerative Medicine

University of Glasgow

United Kingdom


We are committed to training a new generation of researchers in stem cell culture, engineering, regulation, and translation for the regenerative medicine field to help address the shortage of skills in the industrial life sciences sector.

The UK and beyond are seeing a rapid expansion of regenerative medicine with major centres dedicated to the production of cellular and acellular therapies and the rise of clinical trials. Therefore, there is a need for personnel with highly specific regenerative medicine expertise.


The Centre for the Cellular Microenvironment at our institution has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting the academic and experience requirements necessary for attaining Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol) status. Our MSc programme consists of research project training delivered under the supervision of renowned experts such as Professors Mathew Dalby, Manuel Salmeron-Sanchez, and Drs Catherine Berry, Mathis Riehle, and Cristina Gonzalez. This training provides students with a comprehensive understanding of stem cells and their potential within regenerative medicine, as well as knowledge of topics such as biophysics, scaffolds and tissues, ‘omic approaches to data handling, bioimaging, and bioinformatics.


Upon finishing, graduates will be prepared to pursue a career in stem cell engineering and regenerative medicine with multiple avenues, like:

  • Regulation (e.g. MHRA, SNBTS, CGTC),
  • Industry (e.g. regenerative medicine, pharma, toxicology),
  • Academia ,
  • Patenting and IP,
  • Local government (governance and law)
  • Science writing,
  • Further research training via a PhD.

English Language Requirements

The University of Glasgow requires most of its courses to meet a minimum English language proficiency. We encourage you to verify the exact entry requirements for any course you are considering before applying, and our team is always available to assist.


About University of Glasgow

Established in 1451 through a papal bull, Glasgow University is one of the four oldest colleges in Scotland, and the fourth oldest in the English-speaking world. In the 18th century, it was part of the Scottish Enlightenment, alongside the universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, and St Andrews. 

Today, the university is highly esteemed, being a member of the prestigious Russell Group, an association of the leading UK universities for research and teaching. Glasgow enjoys a world-class reputation and welcomes thousands of international students every year. 

The university’s research accomplishments were acknowledged in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) with 81% of them being rated as “internationally outstanding”. Additionally, Glasgow was ranked 10th in the UK for study quality.