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

January, September

Course content

Why study this course?

Accredited by the Institute for Biomedical Science (IBMS), this postgraduate master's course is designed for biology, medicine, biomedical and life sciences graduates who are keen to develop their knowledge in this field. Studying in London, which is renowned for its medical institutions, presents you with ample opportunity for career development.Modules

More about this course

On the Biomedical Science MSc, you’ll carry out studies on biomedical science, develop a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes and enhance your intellectual development through research projects.

By learning this high-level of scientific knowledge and improving your understanding of disease processes, you’ll develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments in relation to diagnostic laboratory pathology.

Where options are available, we will also help you gain additional specialist knowledge in areas such as ageing, epidemiology and medical genetics.

The research project and dissertation will present you with an opportunity to focus and enhance your intellectual development to a high standard, worthy of the IBMS accreditation.

The London Met 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 this fascinating subject.

Overall, the Biomedical Science MSc will provide you with an advanced study of biomedical science that will underpin your professional development and progression.

Core modules include:
  • Advanced Immunology
  • Biomedical Diagnostics
  • Integrated Pathology
Option modules include:
  • Haematology
  • Clinical Biochemistry

Please refer to the course page on the London Met website for the full list of modules.


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

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

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

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course have gone on to new roles and promotions including biomedical scientist and Oncologist at institutions such as Guy’s and St Thomas’ National Health Service (NHS) Foundation Trust and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.

Many of our graduates are also well placed to apply for a Research Degree.

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
View the course page on the London Met website for fee information
International students
View the course page on the London Met website for fee information

Qualification and course duration


part time
24+ months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

This MSc is approved and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7133 4202