Taught course

Biomedical Science

Ulster University · Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

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Entry requirements

  • A 2.2 UK Honours Degree or above in Biomedical Science or in Biological Science with a significant amount of biomedical science, or an international equivalent.
  • You must be working as a trainee or qualified biomedical scientist in a hospital, research laboratory or equivalent or have access to similar laboratory facilities.
  • Evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).

Months of entry

January, May, July, September, November

Course content

This MSc is principally aimed at Biomedical Scientists with some work experience in a healthcare setting. You may be working in a hospital’s clinical laboratory or for an independent organisation in bio-pharmaceuticals or bio-industries, be it as an Analytical Chemist, a Clinical Scientist, Forensic Scientist, Microbiologist, Toxicologist or in an associated field.

You will study six modules plus a Research Project. This programme can be completed in a minimum of two years. Students have the opportunity to pause their studies if their work or life commitments require.
Depending on your career plans and your area of specialisation, you will be asked to choose between the Quality Management module and the Biomedical Informatics module.
You will be looking to develop skills in one of the following key areas: Cellular Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology or Medical Microbiology (each of which is an optional module on this course). All students will then undertake a hands-on Research Project in their own place of work.

Information for international students

Academic IELTS 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5), or a Trinity ISE Pass at level III.

Fees and funding

UK students

Flexible options allow students, sponsors or their employers to make payment as easy as possible. A 10% Alumni Discount is available for eligible candidates.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24+ months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

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