Taught course

Biomedical Science

Coventry University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
MScMSc with Prof Practice

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Entry requirements

The requirements for admission for PgCert/PgDip and MSc Biomedical Science are:

  • An Honours degree in a Biomedical Science undergraduate course; with a minimum of a lower second class (2.ii) classification; or
  • An equivalent appropriate qualification that includes substantial clinical or biomedical content. We would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: clinical biochemistry, microbiology and virology, clinical immunology, haematology.

Months of entry


Course content

You can now study this course via multiple pathways:

  • HLST228 Haematology and Blood Transfusion Sciences pathway
  • HLST229 with Professional Experience
  • HLST230 Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology pathway
  • HLST232 with Professional Experience
  • HLST231 Infection Science pathway
  • HLST233 with Professional Experience

As key contributors to modern healthcare, including disease diagnosis, monitoring of therapy and research into disease mechanisms, specialist and senior biomedical scientists are in great demand both within the NHS and private hospital laboratories.

Currently accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)*, this Master’s course offers postgraduate training in a selected discipline – Haematology and Blood Transfusion Science, Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology or Infection science. This course aims to advance your skills and knowledge in laboratory management, together with modern scientific developments, such as genomics and stem cell technology.

Our multi-million pound, state-of-the-art Alison Gingell Building features a suite of analytical and biological laboratories where you can gain hands-on experience in cutting-edge industry techniques.

Ranked 12th for Graduate Prospects - Guardian University Guide 2020.

See the facilities available in our new Alison Gingell Building. 

*Coventry University’s accreditation with IBMS shall be up for renewal in 2021 Whilst Coventry University hopes and anticipates that any renewal would be successful, if the renewal were to be unsuccessful, this course would no longer be accredited and we would notify applicants and students as soon as possible.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc with Prof Practice
    full time
    20 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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