Entry to this programme is based on competitive selection, and applicants who have excellent primary degrees in the broad area of biomedical science will be considered with the minimum requirement for entry being a second class grade honours bachelor degree. Individuals who are eligible for membership of the AMLS or hold Part I/Part II Fellowship of the IBMS are also entitled to apply. Qualifications recognised as equivalent to the above will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the admissions sub-committee and applicants to the programme may be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
Note that students enrolled on the MSc programme must complete a laboratory-based research project and it is the responsibility of the student to secure access to suitable facilities, support and academic supervision.
Months of entry
This MSc programme is designed to equip students with a mixture of skills which integrate the basic and applied life sciences, general research methodology and transferrable skills. This particular skill-mix is essential for the unique responsibilities of the senior medical and/or research scientist and provides a foundation for lifelong learning in this area. These skills will enhance employability in a variety of laboratory settings, including hospital pathology laboratories, advanced research facilities and other diagnostic environments. Throughout the programme particular emphasis will be placed on the importance of the pathology laboratory in the diagnostic process.
This programme is accredited by both the Academy of Medical Laboratory Science (AMLS) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). It part-fulfills the criteria for employment as a senior medical scientist (see Qualifications to Practice for further information).
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Dr. Steve Meaney
- 01-402 4643