Taught course

Biomedical Science with Management Studies

Institution
Kingston University · Life Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Good honours degree or equivalent in biomedical science; medical microbiology; medical genetics; molecular biology; haematology; or immunology. Other biology and medical science degrees will be considered on an individual basis. All applicants must demonstrate sufficient understanding of mammalian biology and immunology. Prior study of microbiology and haematology is preferred.

Applicants with professional experience may be eligible.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This course will provide a broad understanding of disease processes and their diagnosis, linked to in-depth studies of haematology or medical microbiology, together with some detailed exploration of management practices. The programme is designed to link academic knowledge with the practical applications of biomedical science and management, and will prepare you for a career in biomedical science management or small business development. Taught by researchers, expert practising biomedical scientists and business managers, there is the opportunity to undertake a project with internationally acclaimed research teams. In addition, some key features of the course include:

  • Skills to enhance employability are embedded within the curriculum to maximise job opportunities in a wide variety of biomedical science careers, including hospital and commercial laboratories, research, teaching, management and sales.
  • Teaching on the course is research-led and research-informed to ensure that all students are aware of the latest developments in biomedical science.
  • Research projects can be carried out within one of our research groups or as part of an industrial placement.

The course is taught by internationally recognised researchers and practising expert biomedical scientists, ensuring that the programme content reflects current practice.

The programme comprises four taught modules, plus an extended three-month research project, involving the design and practice of research with opportunities for securing research placements at top UK industry and healthcare providers.

The taught modules consist of two core and one specialist module focussing on biomedical science, with a specialism choice between haematology and medical microbiology. In addition, one core module focuses on business in practice, linking management studies with careers in science. The business module develops competencies in finance, accounting, marketing, organisational management, entrepreneurship and leadership/team skills. In addition to subject knowledge, you will develop written, oral, analytical and employability skills appropriate to masters level.

In addition to the standard 12-month programme, we also offer the course as a two year postgraduate programme with an optional integrated work placement component. This option is available for both international and full-time home/EU students of this course.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12-24 months
part time
24 months

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