Students are required to hold an MSc Biomedical Science or MSc in a specific Biomedical Science discipline plus have adequate depth of professional experience (normally around 5 years) as a laboratory scientist. Suitable professional qualifications (e.g. Fellowship of the IBMS) may be accepted for entry. Credits obtained from suitable study at Masters level will be credited towards the doctoral programme by the School of Applied Sciences APA Committee.
Months of entry
The course provides a number of optional routes which lead to IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science)-accredited awards for those currently in, or planning a career in, the Medical Laboratory profession. The route options are: Cellular Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Medical Microbiology and a generic route. The course offers you the opportunity to address the developing areas of biomedical science common to all associated disciplines, including recent advances in genetics and immunology, and to equip yourself with the research skills necessary to complement your clinical laboratory responsibilities. The Professional Doctorate course combines analytical appraisal of your continuing practice with a major research project, which may be undertaken in the workplace laboratory, or with one of the active Biomedical Science research groups in the Research Institute in Healthcare Science. Part-time students study core (and most optional) modules on one full day of the week, minimising the time away from work.
Information for international students
Qualification and course duration
DSc by taught
Course contact details
- Please see contact details below
- 0800 953 3222