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Entry requirements

You’ll need a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in biological or biomedical science. We might also consider your application if you a have an equivalent professional qualification or substantial relevant professional experience, or if you have an HNC medical laboratory science plus at least 10 years’ experience. If you’re a fellow of The Institute of Biomedical Science, you’ll be eligible for exemption from some of the units on the course.

International students please see mmu.ac.uk/international

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The best defence against disease isn’t a new therapy, wonder drug or technological miracle. It’s knowledge. With our MSc Biomedical Science course, you will gain the technical skills and in-depth understanding to explore, harness and add to that knowledge.

Our course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science. This means our expertise is recognised as meeting the high standards of proficiency for biomedical scientists. Our teaching is informed by the latest advances in research ensuring you develop the practical skills and experience that employers’ value.

It’s a masters course that offers a broad base of understanding and the opportunity to investigate specialist areas of biomedical science. As well as units offering advanced analytical techniques and an in-depth understanding of different aspects of disease, you will explore areas that match your personal interests and career ambitions.

You’ll complete an independent research project, building professional-level research skills. This is your opportunity to explore the issues that fascinate you – making the most of our extensive links with hospitals across Greater Manchester to conduct research in clinically relevant areas in a real-world context.

Core units:

  • Disorder Case Study
  • Analytical Techniques in Biomedical Science
  • Recent Advances in Biomedical Research
  • Research Methods and Ethics in Biomedical Science
  • Research Project
  • Advanced Biological Aspects of Disease

Plus one option of the following from:

  • General Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Aspects of Transfusion Medicine (Transfusion 1)
  • Human Infectious Disease
  • Pathological Basis of Disease and Systematic Investigation of Pathological Specimens

* This list is indicative and may change

You will be assessed by critical reviews, presentations, self-managed study, extended essays and examinations. Evidence-based practice and a major research project complete the MSc.

Career prospects
This course offers an avenue into a range of specialist fields, such as hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. The subjects you’ll cover can also lay the groundwork for careers in research or teaching or to pursue studies towards a PhD.

You’ll have careers support from the moment you join us and for up to three years after you’ve finished your course. We offer a range of services, both within the School of Healthcare Science and through the University’s Careers Service, with dedicated careers and employability advisers ready to offer guidance and support.

Information for international students

For more information to support your studies in the UK, including course details, how to apply, and living in the UK visit www.mmu.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please check the latest Postgraduate prospectus for information on the tuition fees for each course. For further information on potential sources of funding for postgraduate students, visit http://www2.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries Team
Email
courses@mmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 247 6969