Applicants must: (a) have gained (i) a second class honours degree or better in a science subject which contains a significant element of biological sciences from a university of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, the Higher Education and Training Awards Council, or from an institution of another country which has been recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or (ii) an equivalent standard (normally 50%) in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; (b) provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent) and for non-native English speakers, IELTS students whose first language is not English must have a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 (with no contributing band at less than 5.5) or equivalent (c) In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject- specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme. Specialist taught modules require that students have studied that specialism at level 5 or can demonstrate their ability to undertake the module through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Leadership and Management in Healthcare science and Quality Management require that students have two years of appropriate work experience.
Months of entry
To provide advanced education in a biomedical science specialism (cellular pathology, clinical chemistry, haematology or medical microbiology), and a critical awareness of the principles of professional practice required to gain advancement and progress to management positions in both the health and other bioscience sectors.
Information for international students
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes. Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Dr Jayne Devlin
- +44 (0) 28 7012 4159