Taught course (will run subject to approval)


University of Chester · Institute of Medicine

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours, a medical degree, or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Haematology is designed to enable you to develop an up-to-date, advanced understanding of the disorders of blood and blood-forming tissues. You will discuss mechanistic models of haematopoiesis and how knowledge of stem cell theory can inform the treatment of anaemia or leukaemia. Blood carries many hormones and cytokines; these can be used as biomarkers of disease, and you will examine the problems associated with some of these measurements. Utilising critical analytical skills you will evaluate new developments in research into the blood sciences.

The programme is modular with six taught modules. The course culminates in a Research Dissertation.

Evidence Based Medicine

This module will provide you with training in the essential skills needed as a researcher or practitioner to use the scientific and medical literature.

Analysis and Interpretation of Clinical Data

Through a series of practical sessions, this module will develop your understanding of the theories underpinning modern analytical and molecular procedures, and develop your critical appreciation of the uses and limitations of a range of analytical and molecular techniques relevant to clinical and biomedical science.

Clinical Medicine

This module looks at the changes that occur during ageing in order to enable you to develop an in-depth knowledge of the pathology of selected organ systems, including the importance of diagnosis and management of human disease.

Blood Sciences

This module will develop your understanding of various clinical haematological and biochemical (blood sciences) disorders, and enable you to develop an in-depth knowledge of the laboratory investigations performed in the diagnosis and management of such diseases.

Clinical Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis

This module will develop your understanding of the immunological processes involved in various aspects of clinical immunology and give you an in-depth understanding of the interactions between pathogens and the human host.

Therapeutic Advances in Treating Haematological Problems

This module discusses the detection, management and treatment of haematological problems.

Research Dissertation

The Research Dissertation will offer you the opportunity to:

  • investigate systematically and in depth a laboratory-based topic of direct relevance to the programme of study and your personal interests
  • draw on and contribute to the development of the growing body of knowledge in the broad clinical/biomedical sciences field
  • present the outcomes of personal research in the form of two publishable scientific articles.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 - 48 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 - 48 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 - 24 months

Course contact details

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