Taught course

Biomedical Science

University of Plymouth · School of Biological and Marine Sciences

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree (at least 2:2), or equivalent UK university or institute of higher education qualification in a relevant subject with a significant biomedical, biological or biochemical content related to the specialist subject(s) to be studied. If you have overseas qualifications you can check how they compare with the UK equivalent through UK NARIC, who provide an advisory service. If you did not complete your secondary or tertiary education in English you will need the equivalent of an IELTS score of 7 or equivalent.

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.

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