Taught course

Advanced Biomedical Science

De Montfort University · Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

  • Minimum 2:2 Hons or equivalent in relevant subject
  • In addition to this, part-time students will also need relevant professional experience (this would be normal practice as a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered biomedical scientist working in the NHS)
  • Experienced practitioners are encouraged to apply

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

Months of entry


Course content

Reasons to study Advanced Biomedical Science at DMU:

  • Ideal progression route for graduates of the Biomedical Science BSc or other bioscience disciplines - enhances your career prospects in the bioscience and biotechnology industries
  • Enables Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered biomedical scientists to increase their opportunities for progression within pathology services
  • Develop your critical thinking skills as well as your ability to design, execute and present findings of research
  • Developed in conjunction with local health trusts you will be taught by a team of experienced practitioner-based academic staff and researchers and benefit from lectures by visiting HCPC registered experts; ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice
  • Opportunities to tailor the course content specifically to your career interests
  • Interacting with other healthcare professionals in the field will allow you to develop transferrable skills and give you a more holistic view

“Some of the modules were shared with other health professionals and learning alongside others in the sector has taught me a lot and made me appreciate how we all have to work together to provide better patient care. The lecturers are fantastic and are ready to give you help anytime you need it.”

Edina Chiriseri, Advanced Biomedical Science MSc graduate

2018/19 intake:

Term 1:

You will study the following three modules

  • Advanced Pathophysiology and Diagnostics - this core module gives students a grounding in the specialist core biomedical laboratory discipline knowledge, as well as a deeper understanding of the principles behind normal and diseased processes
  • Molecular Biology and Genomics - gives insight into modern diagnostic techniques and a critical overview of current concepts
  • Evidence-Based Practice - ensures biomedical practice is based on the best available evidence rather than personal opinion and past practices

Term 2:

In the second semester you will study two compulsory modules and two of three elective modules:

  • Research Methods and Biomedical Techniques – provides advanced biomedical practical skills as well as preparing students for the research projects

  • Nutrition, Environment and Public Health – teaches the latest updates on the impact of nutritional and environmental factors on biomedical science and public health

  • Leadership and Quality Management – this elective module focuses on the development of quality standards for medical laboratories, and the regulatory and professional bodies in place to monitor these compliance with standards

  • Advanced Biotechnology - this elective module is designed to discuss current concepts, controversies and the latest methodological advances in the medical and biomedical biotechnology area. The module will also explore the ethical issues associated with modern biotechnology

  • Cancer Biology – students will be expected to understand and appraise the current developments in the field. In this elective module you will gain knowledge of cancer disease processes and the diagnostics which would be an integral part of this module

Term 3:

  • Research Project (Dissertation) - This will enable you to choose and research a particular topic in-depth. Projects are likely to be in areas such as microbiology, drug discovery, immunology, cancer biology, cell signalling and other advanced subjects. Following the submission of the dissertation there will be an oral presentation and questions.

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

50% off selected PG courses

We are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study, which is why we offer the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship. This gives DMU graduates a tuition fee discount of up to 50 per cent on selected full-time and part-time postgraduate courses, based on academic achievement and merit.

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 Team
+44 (0)116 257 7700