Taught course

Applied Biomedical Science

University of Westminster, London · Biomedical Sciences

Entry requirements

You must have a non-Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited BSc Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences or closely related subject. You must also have a letter from the IBMS confirming that your qualifications have been submitted to the IBMS, evaluated against the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standard of proficiency for Biomedical Scientists (3a.1) and that the outcome has been the identification of specific subject shortfalls.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme has been specifically designed as, a "top-up" qualification for individuals who wish to become Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Biomedical Scientists but who do not hold an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited BSc honours degree. This programme is accredited by the IBMS and, in combination with a suitable first degree, the MSc Applied Biomedical Science will ensure that you possess the required academic knowledge for HCPC registration. When you have completed both this course and the IBMS registration training portfolio (and been awarded your Certificate of Competence from the IBMS) you will then meet the HCPC standards of competency and can apply to become registered as a Biomedical Scientist.

The combination of modules that you study will be based in part upon your requirements for supplementary education as identified by the IBMS but, depending on the number of compulsory modules required, there is still some scope to tailor the course to match your own interests. The course also includes the opportunity to complete a course in Masters level research methods and perform an independent research project in area of your interest.

This programme is not suitable for you if the IBMS has determined that you are required to complete a full IBMS accredited BSC (Hons) Biomedical Science degree to meet the HCPC standard of proficiency. If you are applying for part time study, you will normally be working in a relevant area and will require written support from your employer including confirmation that facilities will be available in your workplace for you to carry out your research project.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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