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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 including the study of Cellular Pathology. 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 are 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

Description
This programme equips you with both an advanced theoretical understanding of the subject and the practical skills that you’ll need for tackling cellular pathology in a research or clinical context at higher specialist level.

You’ll cover a range of different areas – exploring disorders, developing analytical techniques and getting to grips with histopathology. From there, you’ll tackle a Research Project on a topic of your choice – exploring the issues that fascinate you, while developing an understanding of both the process and the communication of scientific enquiry. Along the way, you’ll have the support of an expert team and access to specialist, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities. You’ll also benefit from our extensive links with hospitals across Greater Manchester – with the chance to do your research in clinically relevant areas.

Whether you study full-time for a year or part-time for up to three, our MSc Cellular Pathology can equip you for a career full of impact.

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Core units

  • Analytical Techniques in Biomedical Science
  • Disorder Case Study
  • Histopathology
  • Pathological Basis of Disease and Systematic Investigation of Pathological Specimens
  • Recent Advances in Biomedical Research
  • Research Methods and Ethics in Biomedical Science
  • Research Project

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 can pave the way to a wide range of opportunities in areas like hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical. The subjects you’ll cover will not only help you prepare for the Institute of Biomedical Science specialist examination and for the advanced practice that follows, but can also lay the groundwork for careers in research or teaching or to pursue studies towards a PhD.

Our work with the NHS and clinicians helps us keep our curriculum up to date and clinically relevant, ensuring that our graduates have the skills and knowledge which are vital for the workplace – and sought after by employers.

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

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
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Written coursework / continuous assessment80

Course contact details

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