Biomedical Sciences, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    11850
    Tuition (Year)
    6390
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
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This vocationally-oriented course is specifically designed for those students wishing to gain an advanced education in the biomedical science field, either in industry or within the health sector. As such, it leads to a professionally recognised qualification, being externally approved by the Health Professions Council (HPC) and accredited by the institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

About

This vocationally-oriented course is specifically designed for those students wishing to gain an advanced education in the biomedical science field, either in industry or within the health sector. As such, it leads to a professionally recognised qualification, being externally approved by the Health Professions Council (HPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Biomedical scientists are essential members of the modern healthcare team and in collaboration with doctors, nurses and other professionals allied to medicine, aid in the diagnosis of disease, evaluate the effectiveness of treatment, and research into causes and cures of diseases.

Biomedical scientists are in demand in the healthcare service (NHS and National Blood Service), medical research, pharmaceutical industry, and organisations such as the Health Protection Agency, Medical Research Council and the Health and Safety Executive.

The MSc will enhances the career prospects of those aspiring to middle and senior management positions within the NHS Pathology Service, will provide preparation for the IBMS Higher Specialist exam and Advanced Practice in Biomedical Science, and will further enhance career progression as a prerequisite for eligibility for the status of Fellow of the IBMS (FIBMS) and Chartered Scientist (CSci).

Accreditation

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Programme Structure

Programme Structure

Modules cover a wide range of scientific subjects, information technology and all the major disciplines of biomedical sciences (i.e. haematology and transfusion science, clinical medicine, medical microbiology, immunology, clinical chemistry, histology and cellular pathology).

The entire course is integrated through a study of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science in research, diagnosis and treatment of clinical disorders.

The modules include:

  • Research Methods in Biomedical Science
  • Clinical Medicine & Cellualr Pathology 
  • Analytical & Molecular Techniques in Biomedical Science 
  • Current Issues in Biomedical Science
  • Blood Sciences - core module
  • Clinical Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis
  • Research Dissertation (core to MSc)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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Academic Requirements

UK/EU students:

  • An Honours degree (minimum 2.2) containing a significant content of biological/biomedical science or a relevant postgraduate qualification. Graduates without a degree in Biomedical Sciences (e.g. Biological Sciences or Life Sciences) must have at least 50% of Level 6 (or equivalent) modules in Biomedical Sciences-related subjects (e.g. immunology, genetics, human biology, physiology, microbiology, histology, biochemistry, haematology etc).
International students:
  • Students from countries outside the UK are expected to have entry qualifications roughly equivalent to UK A Level for undergraduate study and British Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) for postgraduate study. 

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 11850 International
  • GBP 6390 EU/EEA

Funding

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