Taught course

Advanced Biomedical Science

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements Normally a minimum of a 2:2 or equivalent Honours degree in Biomedical Science, or a relevant biological subject Other qualifications with relevant experience may be considered. Please contact us for more information in addition to this, part-time students will also need relevant professional experience (this would be normal practice as a HPC-registered biomedical scientist working in the NHS) Experienced practitioners are encouraged to apply.

Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Biomedical Science; MSc in Advanced Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry); MSc in Advanced Biomedical Science (Immunopathology); MSc in Advanced Biomedical Science (Histopathology and Cytology); MSc in Advanced Biomedical Science (Haematology and Transfusion Science); MSc in Advanced Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology).

Months of entry


Course content

The first year is a generic year allowing the student to engage with professionals in modules on research skills, management and evidence-based practice. The practical project is also planned during this time. This year is assessed by course work only.

In the second year the student has to choose two modules from a wide range of options (15 credits per module). In addition to this they will also have their specialist subject (30 credits). It is also possible to enrol on two specialist modules only.
The third year consists of a work-based laboratory research project (60 credits).

This course builds on many years of biomedical science provision at DMU. The overall aims are to improve your laboratory speciality knowledge, research, and management skills in an atmosphere of ongoing scholarship and research.

  • Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Sciences (IBMS)
  • Gives depth of background to bioscience graduates
  • Enhances opportunities for progression within the pathology services or bioscience/biotechnology industries both in the UK
    and overseas
  • Provides biomedical science professionals with an enhanced portfolio of skills
  • Choose specific areas of speciality study to direct
    your own learning
  • Interaction with other healthcare professionals, learning from others in the field.

Example Course modules:

  • Research Designs in Health ,
  • Evidence-Based Practice ,
  • Advanced Molecular Biology and Genomics
  • Cancer Biology , Advanced Topics in Biomedical Science ,
  • Strategic Leadership and Effective Management ,
  • Advanced Haematology and Transfusion Science,Advanced Medical Microbiology ,
  • Advanced Chemical Pathology ,
  • Advanced Immunopathology ,
  • Advanced Histopathology
  • and Cytopathology .

Information for international students

International students come to study in the UK because the quality of our teaching is among the best in the world. You may find that our teaching style is very different to that in your home country and we will help you adapt.

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


full time
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Health and Life Science Admissions Division
+44 (0)116 257 7700