The first series of new courses are being launched at Teesside University’s recently completed National Horizons Centre.
The research, teaching and training facility at Darlington’s Central Park was completed earlier this year.
From September, the University is offering four brand new bioscience postgraduate courses which will be based at the National Horizons Centre (NHC). They are the first courses to be developed for the new facility and are made up of three MSc programmes in Advanced Biomedical Science, Microbiology and Bioinformatics, as well as an MRes in Biological Sciences.
Dr Dimitrios Nicolaou, Associate Dean in Teesside University’s School of Science, Engineering & Design, said: “The National Horizons Centre is an ambitious new facility which will help to drive forward key areas within the bioscience sector – including biologics, biomedical sciences and industrial biotechnology.
“We are delighted to be offering four new postgraduate programmes from September which will provide a fantastic opportunity for students to learn and study within a bespoke, state-of-the-art facility.”
The £22.3m NHC is a major milestone in the creation of a new UK centre of excellence for biosciences. It will specialise in providing the full range of skills for the biosciences sector and in applying digital technologies to improve performance and productivity. The NHC will also play a key part in driving STEM skills and economic growth in the Tees Valley, through industry-focused education and training and collaborative research and innovation.
The NHC has been financially supported by the Local Growth Fund, via the Tees Valley Combined Authority and the European Regional Development Fund. It is one of the key developments in Teesside University’s campus masterplan, which will see £300m invested over the next decade to completely transform the University and provide a campus environment to rival any in the sector.