Applicants should normally have one of the following:
An Honours degree (minimum 2.2) containing a significant content of biological/biomedical science or a relevant postgraduate qualification. Graduates without a degree in Biomedical Sciences (e.g. Biological Sciences or Life Sciences) must have at least 50% of Level 6 (or equivalent) modules in Biomedical Sciences-related subjects (e.g. immunology, genetics, human biology, physiology, microbiology, histology, biochemistry, haematology etc).
Substantial relevant work experience, together with evidence of recent study or writing at an appropriate level.
Applications are invited from:
- NHS staff
- health professionals from overseas
- those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Human and Biological Sciences) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.
Months of entry
Receive training to aid in diagnosis of disease, evaluate effectiveness of treatment, and research into causes and cures of disease. 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.
Biomedical Scientists are regulated, on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), by the IBMS.
Why Study Biomedical Science with us?
You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidencebased 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.
Our course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two publishable scientific articles. Our aim will be to develop these to publication with you if suitable.
Biomedical Scientists are in demand in the healthcare service (NHS and National Blood Service), medical research, pharmaceutical industry, and organisations such as the Health Protection Agency, Medical Research Council and the Health and Safety Executive. On graduation you may also wish to continue with your education with a PGCE, PhD, dental or medical degree.
How will I be taught?
Our course consists of taught modules and a Research Dissertation.
We deliver taught modules as three-day intensive courses to facilitate attendance from students in employment. Weekly support sessions and journal club supplement learning – all held in our modern facilities in Bache Hall on the Countess of Chester Hospital Campus.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed via coursework assignments, which may focus on clinical reviews, laboratory reports, posters, oral presentations, or data manipulation exercises.
Qualification and course duration
Further details of 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