Taught course

Cellular Pathology

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

Please see the Manchester Met website for information on entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content


Investigating disease at a cellular level means joining the fight against some of the most serious disorders afflicting humans. We’ve designed our MSc Cellular Pathology degree to enable you to develop an advanced understanding of cellular pathology that you’ll need in a research or clinical context. 

You’ll cover a range of different areas – exploring disorders, developing analytical techniques and getting to grips with histopathology.  

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

Throughout the masters, you will have the support of an expert team and access to specialist, in-house laboratory facilities at the University. 

Our course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) which means our teaching is of a high standard and provides wide-ranging, research-informed education to ensure you develop the practical skills and experience that employers value. Please note, that although this MSc is accredited by the IBMS it does not fulfil the requirements to gaining registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and does not provide the opportunity to complete the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio. Please visit the IBMS website for more information and advice on HCPC registration. 

Career prospects

The course can pave the way to a wide range of opportunities in areas like hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries.  

The subjects you’ll cover will not only help you prepare for the Institute of Biomedical Science higher 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.  

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 see the Manchester Met website for information on 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

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969