Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an honours degree (minimum 2:2) containing a significant content of biological/biomedical science, or a relevant postgraduate qualification, or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Applications are invited from:

  • those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience
  • NHS staff
  • international students with appropriate qualifications
  • international healthcare professionals.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop advanced knowledge in disease mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment and recent biomedical research.

Biomedical Scientists are essential members of the modern healthcare team and, in collaboration with doctors and other medical professions, aid in diagnosis of disease, evaluate effectiveness of treatment, and research into causes and cures of diseases. This IBMS-accredited course is ideal for those wanting to develop advanced knowledge and skills in Biomedical Science.

Biomedical Scientists are in demand in the healthcare service (NHS pathology labs, National Blood and Transplant Service), medical research, pharmaceutical industry, and organisations such as the UK Health Security Agency and the Medical Research Council.

You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidence-based practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner.

The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of a research article written in the style of publishable scientific work and a short oral presentation. Options could include data or laboratory-based projects, depending on research interests.

Successful completion of this MSc course can lead to a range of exciting career and research opportunities, including careers in biomedical or clinical research, medicine, physician associate, PhD study or teaching.

Information for international students

English Language Requirements

For those who do not have IELTS or an acceptable in-country English language qualification, the University of Chester has developed its own online English language test which applicants can take for just £50.

Fees and funding

International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Leads to a professionally recognised qualification, being externally approved by the Health Professions Council (HPC) and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Course contact details

Chester Medical School