Taught course

Biomedical Science

University of Wolverhampton · Faculty of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, although substantial professional experience may be acceptable when combined with another qualification. We look for graduates with an appropriate honours degree in biomedical subjects, or biological subjects with an appropriate biomedical content.

Months of entry


Course content

This course is delivered by specialists, who are engaged in cutting-edge research, and a variety of visiting specialist lecturers, ranging from Hospital Consultants to Senior Biomedical Scientists. These sessions, which specifically focus on developing areas of biomedical science common to all associated disciplines, include recent advances in genetics and immunology, which will equip you with the skills necessary to either complement your clinical laboratory responsibilities if you are currently employed, or to provide you with essential skills needed for seeking future employment or starting a research career. The course is also a suitable stepping-stone for those considering a career in biomedical research.

The course we provide leads to an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited MSc Award. As an Institution we have held accredited status for this award for over 25 years, and this is borne out by its continued accreditation by our professional body.

Please note: although this MSc is accredited by the IBMS, completion of this course does not allow you to practice as a registered Biomedical Scientist. To do that, you would need to have studied out Accredited Undergraduate Award and completed your registration portfolio.

What happens on the course?

Regardless of the route you choose you will be given the opportunity to learn via problem-based learning in Principles of Integrated Biomedical Science and will undertake a research project in our state-of-the-art laboratories or within the workplace. Core modules also include Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Clinical Immunology, and Research Methods. Students on the generic route can then choose from a range of specialist modules in Clinical Biochemistry, Cellular Pathology, Advanced Haematology, and Medical Microbiology, while students on specialist routes take the same core modules along with the appropriate specialist module and an extended literature review in their field.

Information for international students

English Language requirements are IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each area (unless otherwise stated) or equivalent accepted qualification.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

01902 32 22 22