Master Biomedical Sciences

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  • Objectives
    This course is designed for biology, medicine, biomedical and life sciences graduates, and graduates in related scientific subjects and provides a supportive learning environment within a cosmopolitan London setting. The course team has a good research profile, particularly in oncology, skeletal pathology, molecular medicine and HIV. Specialist guest lecturers also enhance course delivery. The course aims to: -provide you with advanced study of biomedical sciences, which underpins professional progression and development -provide a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes -develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments in relation to diagnostic laboratory pathology -enable you, where options are available, to gain additional specialist knowledge in areas such as ageing, epidemiology and medical genetics -enhance your intellectual development throughout the research project and dissertation The course is approved and accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
  • Entry requirements
    The normal academic standard for entry is a Lower Second (2.2) UK first degree in biomedical sciences, though applications are welcomed from other related subjects and will be considered on an individual basis. Equivalent overseas qualifications will also be accepted. Proficiency in the English Language is essential. If English is not your first language, you will require an IELTS 6, TOEFL 580, CBT TOEFL 237 or equivalent.
  • Academic Title
    MSc Biomedical Sciences
  • Course description
    Course structure
    The MSc is a one year, full-time course involving 30 weeks of taught modules divided into two 15-week semesters. The part-time mode follows a similar pattern over two years. You take four taught core modules and two optional taught modules.

    Core modules:
    -Integrated Pathology
    -Molecular Diagnostics
    -Advanced Immunology
    -Research Framework

    Optional modules:
    -Ageing and Disease
    -Drug and Poison Analysis
    -Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
    -Ethical Issues in Biomedical Sciences
    -Medical Genetics

    To qualify for the MSc award you will need to carry out a Research Project during the summer period and then submit a 10,000-word dissertation. Postgraduate Diploma students take six modules in total and Postgraduate Certificate students three modules. Individual modules may be taken for the purpose of continuing professional development.

    Assessment is by coursework only.

    Career opportunities
    Career opportunities include employment in hospitals and other health-related areas. Graduates will be well placed to apply for research studentships.

    Attendance & duration
    Full-time: one year
    Part-time (day): two or more years

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