Taught course

Biomedical Science

University of Plymouth · School of Biological and Marine Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good honours degree, or equivalent, awarded by a UK institute of higher education in a biomedical or biological-related subject. Those with a lower second-class honours degree, an alternative subject qualification, or relevant work-based experience are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis.

This programme accepts applications from medical, dental and veterinary students who wish to intercalate their studies.

For overseas applicants, you can check how your qualification compares with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service.

If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide evidence of competence in English language:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 or above with no less than 6.0 in each category (speaking, listening, reading, & writing) will be required.
Please visit our entry requirements for international students page for more information.

We welcome applicants with international qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

With constant developments across all disciplines, biomedical science is a fast-paced, ever-evolving field. Looking for a programme that will help you deepen your theoretical knowledge, hone your clinical skills and broaden your professional experience? We give you a suite of award pathways that allow you to explore different research areas, develop your specialisms and focus your study into a practical clinical research project.

Tap into the expertise of academic lecturers and tutors actively researching and developing new techniques in modern biomedical science. Our programme has a strong international reputation in translational research, with significant financial investment in laboratory infrastructure.

Hone your skills and critical thinking, and grow your clinical experience.

Work with high specification, regularly updated facilities serving post-genomics and proteomics, cell biology and imaging.

Enrich your learning with teaching, expertise and insight from our NHS partners, plus members of Plymouth University School of Biomedical and Healthcare Sciences.

Deepen your understanding with modules that explore modern practice, emerging techniques and the impact of new technologies on research methods.

Benefit from a programme that’s reinforced by the research, facilities and expertise of the Centre for Biomedical Research and the Systems Biology Centre. Attend research events and work with leading scientists in a wide range of fields, including immunology, haematology and genomics.

Focus your specific interests under the guidance of your personal project advisor and develop an individual final project within the Centre for Biomedical Research and the Systems Biology Centre.

Gain the skills needed to study at masters level with specialist modules on research techniques and project development.

Choose from our modules to follow a path of study resulting in one of following MSc awards:

  • Biomedical Science (Cellular Pathology)
  • Biomedical Science (Clinical Biochemistry)
  • Biomedical Science (Haematology and Transfusion)
  • Biomedical Science (Immunology)
  • Biomedical Science (Medical Genetics)
  • Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology)

Begin your career with the confidence that the MSc Biomedical Science suite of awards are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01752 585858