Taught course

Biomedical Science

London Metropolitan University · School of Human Sciences

Entry requirements

The normal academic standard for entry is: A Lower Second (2.2) UK first degree in biomedical science, though applications are welcomed from other related subjects and will be considered on an individual basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Corse Overview
Students will carry out studies of biomedical science, develop a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes and enhance intellectual development throughout research projects.
The team delivering the course have an exceptional research profile, particularly in oncology, molecular medicine, immunology and virology. Specialist guest lecturers will add their own enlightenment and passion to a fascinating schedule.
The course is approved and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
The course aims to:
  • provide you with advanced study of biomedical science, which underpins professional progression and development
  • provide a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes
  • develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments in relation to diagnostic laboratory pathology
  • enable you, where options are available, to gain additional specialist knowledge in areas such as ageing, epidemiology and medical genetics
  • enhance your intellectual development throughout the research project and dissertation
Course structure
The MSc is a one year, full-time course involving 30 weeks of taught modules divided into two 15-week semesters. The part-time mode follows a similar pattern over two years. You take four taught core modules and two optional taught modules.
Core modules:
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Biomedical Diagnostics
  • Integrated Pathology
  • Scientific Frameworks for Research
  • Research Project
Optional modules:
  • Haematology
  • Blood Transfusion
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Medical Genetics
  • Epidemiology of Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science
To qualify for the MSc award you will need to carry out a Research Project during the summer period and then submit a 10,000-word dissertation. Postgraduate Diploma students take six modules in total and Postgraduate Certificate students three modules. Individual modules may be taken for the purpose of continuing professional development.


Students undertake a variety of assessment methods including case studies, literature evaluations, self diagnostic testing, debates, group work, presentations, coursework, essays, and cumulative exams.

Practical skills are summatively assessed through the coursework assignments, including those in the final Project module.

Data handling skills are assessed by, practical reports, problem solving exercises, information abstracting and reviewing exercises, poster presentations, exams and seminar presentations.

Career opportunities
Career opportunities include employment in NHS hospital laboratories and other health-related areas. Graduates will also be well placed to apply for research studentships.
This course allows students to be considered for promotion at work. It also allows them to be eligible to sit the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) higher specialist diploma leading to fellowship of the IBMS (FIBMS).

Information for international students

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,965 per year
International students
£11,700 per year

Qualification and course duration


part time
24+ months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Admissions Office
020 7133 4202