During the course, you will develop a range of transferable skills that may be used to enhance your employment prospects and/or further your research opportunities in the UK or overseas. Each year it is anticipated that the majority of the intake for this course will be international students with experience in biomedical sciences and that, following completion of their studies, they will return to their own countries to pursue promotion or research opportunities. UK applicants are welcome although, again, relevant work experience is preferred.
You must possess at least one of the following: BSc Honours in biomedical sciences or in a closely related subject; a professional qualification of equivalent status and associated work experience; a Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in biomedical sciences; or an equivalent qualification that is deemed suitable by the course team. If your first language is not English you should normally have attained the equivalent of an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with a minimum score of 6.5 in each of the four components; or TOEFL (paper) score of at least 600 plus TOEFL written test at Grade 4.5 or above; TOEFL (computer based test) of at least 250; or Cambridge Proficiency, Grade B.
MSc Biomedical Sciences
Length of course 1 year full-time
Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science for upgrading Associate to Fellowship status
With the advice of the course leader, you can plan your own taught programme to match your interests and experience by selecting modules from any of the other Masters courses. For example, you could combine modules on microbiology and molecular biology or those on haematology and clinical chemistry etc. Whatever the combination, you will be able to expand your understanding of human diseases, their investigation and therapy; you will also develop competence in the design and execution of a laboratory-based project.
Options, choose six from:
Analysis and Statistics
Cellular Pathology 1
Cellular Pathology 2
Current Topics in Medical Microbiology
Immunology and Pathogenicity
Laboratory Diagnosis 1
Laboratory Diagnosis 2
Medical Microbial Physiology
Medical Microbiology and Epidemiology
Molecular and Cellular Pathology of Blood Cells 1
Molecular and Cellular Pathology of Blood Cells 2
Principles and Practice of Clinical Chemistry 1
Principles and Practice of Clinical Chemistry 2
Recombinant DNA Technology
Selected Topics in Cellular Pathology
Teaching and Assessment
The course features a variety of teaching methods and approaches, including a mixture of formal lectures and practicals, including computer sessions, tutorials and student-centred learning activities. Essays, peer-assessed structured debates, poster presentations, oral presentations and reports in the form of short scientific communications are all components of the assessment strategy