Taught course

Biomedical Science

Anglia Ruskin University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree or equivalent, in Biomedical Science, FIBMS or Primary, HNC with bridging course, or HNC plus laboratory experience. Applicants must be employed in an appropriate laboratory as Biomedical scientists. Each applicant is considered on an individual basis. All applicants are advised to contact Nicky Milner (nicky.milner@anglia.ac.uk) prior to application. Two references must be supplied

In the first year of the MSc in Biomedical Science Distance Learning you will study the following core modules: An Introduction to Management (15 credits), General Pathology (15 credits), Moving Towards Mastery (15 credits), Research Methods in Biomedical Science (15 credits). In the second year you choose one of the following specialism clusters which reflects your particular area of work/interest: Cellular Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Medical Microbiology. In the third year of study you complete a Dissertation/Final Project on a relevant subject of your choice, previous projects have included: An investigation of the oxidative basis and immunological aspects of diabetes and atherosclerosis, Glycation chemistry associated with diabetic pathology, Use of antibody interactions to develop novel tests for disease states

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Develop your scientific skills and explore new specialisms. If you’re a working biomedical scientist take a step towards fully chartered status by studying on our Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited distance-learning course..

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IMBS) and guided by an employers’ panel (including the NHS), this course is a great asset to your professional development, whether you’re working in healthcare or industry.
You’ll have the opportunity to tailor your studies by choosing a specialist pathology area. Through this you can either enhance your knowledge and understanding of your current field, or open up a career path into a new area such as management.
Our tutors will teach you through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), where you can download study materials, organise your studies and access online classrooms and study groups.

Our course will enhance your career prospects and provide a major step towards chartered scientist status. You can personalise your studies to reflect your career goals as a biomedical scientist, whether in health services, biotechnology or pharmaceuticals. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Biomedical Science or Biotechnology PhD.

Information for international students

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 ( Academic level) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

Fees and funding

UK/EU Students

International Students

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 - 60 months

Course contact details

Anglia Ruskin Applicant Enquiries Team
01245 686868