Taught course

Biomedical Science (Graduate Diploma)

Keele University · School of Life Sciences

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Entry requirements

Applicants are expected to have successfully completed a Life Sciences Bachelor degree programme.

Applicants who do not meet this criteria may still be eligible for admission if they can demonstrate appropriate qualifications and/or experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The pre-master's in Biomedical Science (Graduate Diploma in Biomedical Science) provides a discipline-specific pathway (a pre-master's year) into the taught Biomedical Blood Science master's level programme.

The overall aim of this course is to provide you with the academic background necessary for the masters programme and to enable you to develop and practise the subject specific academic skills required for the intensive pace of study at masters level.

The MSc in Biomedical Blood Science is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). The IBMS is the professional body of Biomedical Scientists within the United Kingdom.

Information for international students

Applicants who do not have English as their first language must evidence an IELTS score of 6.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in Reading and Writing subtests and 5.5 in Listening and Speaking subtests.

All non-native English speaking students are required to undertake a diagnostic English language test on arrival, to determine whether English language support may help them succeed with their studies. Students identified as requiring further systematic enhancement of their academic English skills will be enrolled on an English for Academic Purposes (EAP 1,2 or 3) module in addition to their 90 study credits. The results for the EAP module will not form part of the overall award but successful completion is required for progression to the master's programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • GradDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    This course is currently being taught mainly online and attending face-to-face teaching isn't compulsory.

Course contact details

Dr Mirna Maarabouni