We require an honours degree (Upper Second minimum) or overseas equivalent in biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology, pharmacy, medicine and other biological subjects that contain elements of biochemistry and/or physiology. We accept chemistry graduates, but you need to have studied significant elements of biochemistry and/or physiology during your undergraduate degree.
Flexibility on entry requirements will be considered for candidates with proven appropriate professional experience. Under these circumstances, candidates will be considered on an individual basis and may be required to enrol initially on the PGCert track.
Months of entry
Our MSc in Clinical Biochemistry will give you a thorough grounding in a discipline that deals with the clinical analysis of body fluids and other biological material to aid the diagnosis, therapy and monitoring of diseases.
Clinical biochemists are typically clinical scientists who work in hospital laboratories providing advice and interpretation of analytical results to other healthcare professionals such as clinicians, general practitioners and nurses.
They are also involved in the development of new analytical methods and improvement of clinical services, including quality assurance and audit.
Through this MSc, you will gain a core knowledge and understanding of the normal physiology and pathophysiology of the major organs and endocrine systems, as well as more specialist areas such as paediatric biochemistry and drug monitoring.
You will also develop a core knowledge and understanding of clinical disorders and how biochemical parameters and laboratory methods are used for the investigation, diagnosis and management of patients.
Information for international students
Most international students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system. We ask for evidence of English language proficiency from applicants from non-majority English speaking countries (as defined by the UK Home Office ).
Specifically, we require a minimum of:
- ELTS: overall 7.0 (6.5 in writing), or
- TOEFL iBT: 100 (22 in writing).
Please note that no offers will be made for the next academic year if your current IELTS score is 5.5 or less.
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Further details of qualification
The programme is recognised by the Association of Clinical Biochemists as part of the North West Regional Training Scheme for Clinical Biochemists.
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 275 5220