Taught course

Haematology and Transfusion Science

Manchester Metropolitan University · School of Healthcare Science

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 ten years' experience will be considered on an individual basis.

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

Months of entry


Course content


The course is designed to give graduates specialist knowledge (both theoretical and practical) of the strategies and techniques of haematology and transfusion science as practised in research and clinical contexts. Graduates will gain up-to-date, relevant and applied experience of haematology and transfusion science, acquire in-depth knowledge together with a broad knowledge of the subject base, and acquire skills for practice at Higher Specialist Level. The completion of a research project enables the graduate to understand the process and communication of scientific enquiry.

This degree is accredited by the institute of biomedical science.

Core units

  • Analytical techniques in biomedical science
  • Clinical haematology
  • Disorder case study
  • Haematological malignancies
  • Haemostasis
  • Recent advances in biomedical research
  • Research methods and ethics in biomedical science
  • Research project
  • Transfusion one
  • Transfusion two

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.

Our work with the NHS and clinicians helps shape our curriculum, transfers our expertise and ensures our graduates are ready for the workplace - and sought after by employers.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the School of Healthcare Science and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

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 our website.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time UK/EU £8,460. Part-time UK/EU £1,410 per 30 credit unit. MSc = 180 credits.
International students
Non-EU international £14,400.

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 and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
30 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Team
+44 (0)161 247 6969