MDIS School of Life Sciences

The MDIS School of Life Sciences open doors for those who wish to pursue their passion in the intriguing, diverse and fascinating fields of biomedical and health sciences.

This is especially pertinent in the post-genomic era of personalised medicine and gene editing. In addition to developing subject-based expertise and skills, the content of the courses are relevant and applicable to both the international and local student communities.

Our life science school in Singapore offers up-to-date and rigorous programmes in partnership with Teesside University (UK), aim to equip graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to stay abreast of the exciting developments in Life Sciences.

Global Education – Life Science School in Singapore


Students will also gain practical experience in the School's dedicated and well-equipped laboratories and have the opportunity to work on specially designed in-house, as well as industrial research projects as part of the curriculum here in our life science school in Singapore. 

With specialisations in biomedical and health sciences, graduates are equipped to pursue a wide spectrum of careers in research and clinical laboratories. They are also capable of pursuing rewarding careers in the burgeoning biomedical, pharmaceutical, biologics, biotechnological, healthcare, and post-genomic medicine industries.

Our Life Science school also prepares students for employment by developing transferable skills, including self-management and reflective practice, independence, communications, information technology, numeracy, data analysis, interpersonal skills, and teamwork, alongside the current topics within the taught programmes in Singapore.

Programme Pathway

Programme Pathway

List of Programmes

At the School of Life Sciences, we have a diverse range of courses to suit your needs, from International Foundation Diploma to a Bachelor's degree.


Northumbria University, UK
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical ScienceAwarded By: Northumbria University, UKFull Time
Teesside University, UK
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biomedical Sciences NewAwarded By: Teesside University, UKFull TimePart Time
Teesside University, UK
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Health Sciences NewAwarded By: Teesside University, UKFull TimePart Time

International Foundation Diploma

The following programmes are currently on teach out mode. We are no longer accepting students for these programmes.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Biotechnology (Teach-out by Sept 2025)

Head of School


Dr Ang Swee Kim

Head of School
MDIS School of Life Sciences

Dr Ang received his PhD in Biochemistry from The University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He then continued his research in Manchester as a post-doctoral researcher. After spending over 6 years in the UK, Dr Ang returned to Asia and did his post-doctoral research in National University of Singapore. Dr Ang has strong expertise in the discipline of Molecular Biology and Protein Biochemistry, and he has worked extensively on enzyme mechanism studies using mutagenesis approaches. Dr Ang is also experienced in anti-cancer therapeutics research, as well as in the studies of viral disease diagnostics development. Dr Ang has published numerous research articles in prestigious international peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Ang has always been interested at the development of others through learning facilitation and supervision. Dr Ang received his teaching accreditation from The Higher Education Academy UK in 2012 as an Associate Fellow. He is passionate about education and life-long learning. Dr Ang has been with The School of Life Sciences as an Associate Lecturer since October 2019; he then became a full time Lecturer in October 2022. Dr Ang is now the Head of School for The School of Life Sciences.

Read about the experiences of both local and international students at MDIS.

“My learning journey in MDIS was enriching and something I value greatly. I give the credit to my lecturers who are industry practitioners with various academic backgrounds.”

Gayathri D/O Vairaperumal
MDIS Alumna
Class of 2018
Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Biomedical Science

“The course outline by the school ensures that students are well equipped with the knowledge required for our careers. The lecturers provide various teaching tools to help students learn and summarise the important information. They are very helpful and will do their best to clarify any doubts that the students might have. It feels good knowing that the lecturers do CARE about their students.”

Kwek Shi Kiang
MDIS Alumnus
Class of 2018
Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Biomedical Science

"The lecturers who taught me during my programme had great subject expertise and they guided me in grasping complex theories. They also cleared my doubts and challenged me to explore subject matters that I did not initially realise I had an interest in."

Lim Yu Feng
MDIS Alumnus
Class of 2020
Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Biomedical Science

Join our Life Science School in Singapore

With the demand for life science and medicine school graduates in Singapore, joining our faculty equips you with the right skills to excel in the challenging field.

A group of life science students doing some lab work in the laboratory.
Two MDIS students in the science lab doing experiments.
A life science lecturer guiding students in the science lab.
A life science lecturer teaching students about cells.
A group of life science students waiting for the results of a study through a microscope.
Life science students practicing their knowledge in the science lab.

Contact Us

Local Students

+65 6247 9111

International Students


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

There are 16 modules in the BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences and 17 modules in the BSc (Hons) Biotechnology course, of which both courses share 10 modules in common.

The modules specific to BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences focus on pathology, such as the study of human diseases and haematology, whereas the modules specific to BSc (Hons) Biotechnology pivots around microbiology, plant biology and bioinformatics.

Our life science school in Singapore offers a diverse range of courses, from International Foundation Diploma to a Bachelor's degree. These courses include BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, BSc (Hons) Biotechnology and International Foundation Diploma in Biomedical Sciences.

For the BSc courses, there are 2 intakes per year (in Mar/Apr and Sep/Oct). For the Diploma course, there are 4 intakes per year, 2 full-time day courses (Feb/Jul) and 2 part-time evening courses (Mar/Sep).

The lecturers here in our life sciences school in Singapore hold BSc, MSc or PhD qualifications. The diploma courses are taught by all lecturers, while the degree courses are only taught by lecturers with PhDs or MScs.