Taught course

Biomedical Science

Institution
Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

At least an upper second class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in biological or biomedical science is usually required. Alternatively you may be admitted with an equivalent professional qualification or significant relevant proven professional experience. Existing Fellows of the Institute of Biomedical Science are eligible for exemption from certain units of study. Students applying with HNC medical laboratory science plus 10 years' experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Cellular Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology, Medical Microbiology, Transfusion Science

Months of entry

September

Course content

Description
This general route focuses on the biological aspects of disease processes. Graduates will gain up-to-date, relevant and applied experience of biomedical science, acquire broad knowledge of the subject base and acquire skills for practice at Higher Specialist Level.

We collaborate extensively with hospitals in the Greater Manchester area and can offer opportunities for research projects in clinically relevant areas. The completion of a research project enables the graduate to understand the process and communication of scientific enquiry.

Re-accreditation by the Institute of Biomedical Science is in progress.

Core units

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


Option units

  • Clinical Haematology
  • General Clinical Biochemistry
  • Human Infectious Disease
  • Pathological Basis of Disease and Systematic Investigation of Pathological Specimens
  • Transfusion 1


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
The programme creates wide-ranging opportunities for employment in fields such as hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries or public health and transfusion laboratories. It provides preparation for the Higher Specialist Institute of Biomedical Science examination and Advanced Practice in Biomedical Science. You will also be well placed for careers in research or teaching or to pursue studies towards a PhD.

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
Full-time UK/EU £6,930. Part-time UK/EU £1,155 per 30 credit unit. MSc = 180 credits.
International students
Non-EU international £13,300.

This MSc programme is eligible for a PEP fee scholarship for September 2015 entry. For more information visit www.sci-eng.mmu.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate-courses/pep/



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 www.mmu.ac.uk/study/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
30 months

Course contact details

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