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You’ll need a good 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
Mastering the science of blood – exploring its characteristics and disorders, and understanding how it’s transfused – offers an impact far beyond the laboratory.
This is a course is designed to enable you to develop an advanced theoretical understanding, together with the practical techniques you’ll need to apply those theories in a research or clinical context. You’ll start off by developing a well-rounded understanding of biomedical topics, learning about analytical techniques and human disorders. You’ll then look at a range of specialist units – offering an in-depth look at everything from blood cells and diseases of the blood, to blood groups, transfusion methods and immunological aspects of blood. From there, you should be ready to tackle the issues that fascinate you, with an independent masters research project.
Whether you study full-time for a year or part-time for up to three, this Institute of Biomedical Science accredited course can open doors for your future. From furthering your career in a hospital laboratory or working in a research facility, continuing your studies or moving into teaching, management or any of the other paths open to you, you should be ready for a career full of impact.
This degree is accredited by the institute of biomedical science.
- Disorder Case Study
- Analytical Techniques in Biomedical Science
- Recent Advances in Biomedical Research
- Clinical Haematology
- Clinical Aspects of Transfusion Medicine (Transfusion 1)
- Research Methods and Ethics in Biomedical Science
- Research Project
- Haematological Malignancies
- Immunological Aspects of Transfusion Medicine (Transfusion 2)
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.
This programme offers an avenue into a range of specialist fields like hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries or public health and transfusion laboratories. The subjects you’ll cover will not only help you prepare for you 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.
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.
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 you can turn to for 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
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
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Team
- +44 (0)161 247 6969