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MSc Biomedical Sciences - questions from an offer holder

hi! I've got a couple of questions about the MSc Biomedical Science course / uni life that I couldn't find the answers to online.

for a bit of context, I've got an offer for this program and for the MSc Molecular Medicine at Imperial, and I am deciding between the two. I will be commuting from home (Kent) for the first half of the program and will move closer to London later in the year for the research project.

1 - how many days a week are lectures etc that are exclusively in-person? aka no online availability whatsoever.

2 - how much of the week is labs / practicals? does the ratio change at all from week to week or month to month?

3 - I'll be visiting the campus again soon, what are buildings / areas / student spaces typically used by students in this course that I should check out?

thanks for any help
(yes I sent basically the same message in the imperial thread, I have the same questions for both courses lol)
Original post by hasmitty
hi! I've got a couple of questions about the MSc Biomedical Science course / uni life that I couldn't find the answers to online.

for a bit of context, I've got an offer for this program and for the MSc Molecular Medicine at Imperial, and I am deciding between the two. I will be commuting from home (Kent) for the first half of the program and will move closer to London later in the year for the research project.

1 - how many days a week are lectures etc that are exclusively in-person? aka no online availability whatsoever.

2 - how much of the week is labs / practicals? does the ratio change at all from week to week or month to month?

3 - I'll be visiting the campus again soon, what are buildings / areas / student spaces typically used by students in this course that I should check out?

thanks for any help
(yes I sent basically the same message in the imperial thread, I have the same questions for both courses lol)

Hey!

I don't study that course, nor do I know of any people that do but I can kind of point you towards some useful info if that helps? :biggrin:

The course page has a lot of info about teaching and facilities so I would definitely check that out -https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/biomedical-sciences-msc/

Also, the admissions team for the academic school can definitely answer questions you have about the timetabling and actual sessions. The best email would be [email protected].

In terms of student spaces, I am only familiar with the Mile End campus, but you will be based at Whitechapel too. At the Mile End campus, though, I would definitely recommend utilising subject buildings (yours being GE Fogg) as study spaces as well as the library. Throughout most buildings there are smaller study spaces which are nice and quiet. The Graduate Centre has a great study space on the top floor where you can see the City of London skyline on one side and the Canary Wharf skyline on the other. The facilities we have on campus, like Ground Cafe and Drapers at Mile End and Griff Inn at Whitechapel, are good for socialising as well. We also have a canal which is also a very popular study space at Mile End.

I'm sorry I wasn't able to answer your questions directly but I hope this helps :smile:

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