Entry requirements

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

September

Course content

Develop an in-depth understanding of medical microbiology and the science that lies behind the pathology, management and control of microbial diseases – mastering a field with impact from the research lab to hospital practice.

It’s a course 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 with a well-rounded understanding of the discipline, learning about analytical approaches and human disorders. Then you’ll take an in-depth look at human infectious diseases, developing the skills to understand, control and manage those diseases. 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, laboratory facilities. You'll also benefit from our extensive links with hospitals across Greater Manchester, offering the chance to do your research in clinically relevant areas

So, by the time you graduate, you should be equipped with the analytical techniques and diagnostic approaches required for practice at specialist level. In short, this course can open doors for your future and equip you for a career full of impact

Core units

  • Disorder Case Study
  • Analytical Techniques in Biomedical Science
  • Recent Advances in Biomedical Research
  • Human Infectious Disease
  • Research Methods and Ethics in Biomedical Science
  • Research Project
  • Management and Control of Infectious Disease
  • Diagnostic Medical Microbiology

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 programme offers an avenue into a range of specialist fields like hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. The subjects you’ll cover will not only help you prepare for you 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.

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

UK students
Please check the website for the latest fees
International students
Please check the website for the latest fees

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