Biomedical Science, M.Sc.

This University of East London's course offers you an ideal opportunity to enhance your career prospects in a range of specialist areas within biomedical science. You will enrich and update your knowledge, gaining a Biomedical Science postgraduate qualification which will help you achieve progression at work.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

This University of East London's course is carefully tailored to maximise your employability within bioscience and offers an unrivalled range of professional expertise and top class facilities. You will learn both practical and theoretical aspects of clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, cellular pathology and haematology. It will offer you the chance to study a core MSc alongside a specialisation within different areas of Biosciences.

Teaching will be based on lectures, seminars, workshops, independent web-based learning and laboratory-based learning in our state-of-the-art facilities. The broad field of learning also suits people who are simply interested in furthering their knowledge of the subject. The Biomedical Science course can be worked around a full-time job and there are intermediate awards available – a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate.

Your future career

Our broad-based course spans the whole area of biomedical science, offering elements that include immunology, clinical chemistry and microbiology.

This equips you with valuable extra knowledge for working in the sector, or a wide choice from which to pick a direction for further research.

As a graduate of this course you could expect to pursue a career as a biomedical scientist in the National Health Service. Such posts are available in hospitals and NHS ancillary services such as the Health Protection Agency and the National Blood Transfusion Service throughout the UK.

The NHS is rapidly improving the career structure in these jobs. And we have excellent connections in this area.

Biomedical scientists are also sought after by industry and many also work in academic research in universities or research institutes.

Programme Structure

What you'll learn
This IBMS-accredited course equips you with knowledge of the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of specialist areas of biomedical science: clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, cellular pathology and haematology.

As in other areas of biology, the cutting edge of research in medicine is primarily focused at the molecular level, using the recently developed – and constantly improving – techniques in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics.

For your MSc, you will need to complete the three core taught modules – Biology of Disease 1 and 2, and Research Skills – plus one optional module. You will then complete a research project.
For the PG Diploma, which can also be studied either full or part-time, you will need to complete four taught modules including one optional.

To obtain the PG Certificate – one year part-time – you must complete both the Biology of Disease modules.

The optional modules are Immunology and Bioinformatics, though you will need to take them if you have not already studied Immunology at degree level.

Modules
  • Advanced Techniques in Bioscience (core)
  • Research Skills (core)
  • Research Project (core)
  • Biology of Disease and Clinical Diagnosis(core)
  • Clinical Microbiology and Immunology (optional)
  • Biotechnology and Genomics (optional)
  • Toxicology (optional)
  • Health and Disease of Physiological Systems (optional)
  • Cancer Biology and Therapeutics (optional)

Detailed Programme Facts

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      • There is no deadline for this start date.
  • Duration full-time 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Part-time variant
    Flexible
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Academic Requirements

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in a relevant subject with a significant component of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or Genetics or a related Biological Science.
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 12480 International
  • GBP 8640 EU/EEA

Part-time:

  • EU/EEA: £1,440 Per 30 credit module

Funding

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)
From the academic year 2016/17, the Government will for the first time provide a loan for postgraduate Masters study. The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) will provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students. It will be paid to students as a contribution towards Tuition Fees, living costs and other course costs.
Eligibility

Loans will be available to UK Nationals (and individuals with settled status in the UK) who:

  • have been ordinarily resident in the UK and Islands for three years on the first day of the first academic year of their course;
  • are most recently resident in England;
  • have not moved to England from elsewhere in the UK and Islands solely for the purpose of attending the course

Students may be eligible if they are an EU national or they have residency status as:

  • EEA or Swiss migrant worker
  • as a family member of any of the above or;
  • the child of a Swiss national
  • the child of a Turkish worker

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