Ready to delve deeper into your subject? The MSc in Biomedical Science gives you the opportunity to develop your research skills, explore specialist areas, and complete an independent research project.

The course focuses on the biological aspects of disease processes. You’ll develop the skills for practice at Higher Specialist Level, gaining a broad knowledge of the subject along the way.

Core modules will develop your existing knowledge while improving your analytical skills. You’ll be able to choose optional units too – topics like clinical haematology or human infectious disease allow you to specialise in an area you’re interested in.

We collaborate extensively with hospitals in the Greater Manchester area and can offer opportunities for research projects in clinically relevant areas. The completion of a research project enables you to understand the process and communication of scientific enquiry.

Features and benefits of the course

  • Use our specialist labs for blood biochemistry, biomechanics, motor control, exercise performance, cell & molecular biology and tissue culture
  • Take advantage of our partnerships with local hospitals by doing research projects in clinically relevant areas
  • Benefit from our renowned research into the characteristics, limitations and adaptability of the human motor system, using various approaches, from molecular biology to whole body studies
  • In the latest Research Excellence Framework, our work was highly rated, with some classed as “world leading”
  • You have the option for flexible learning, supported by tutorials
  • To maximise course quality, and your career prospects, the course is accredited the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Course details

Throughout the year you’ll study core units to develop your analytical and research skills, and build your knowledge of the subject. You can also choose optional units based around your interests or areas you want to specialise in.

Optional topics include haematology, human infectious disease, clinical biochemistry, cellular pathology and transfusion science. You can also complete an independent piece of research based on areas you’re working on.

Core units

  • Disorder Case Study
  • Analytical Techniques in Biomedical Science
  • Recent Advances in Biomedical Research
  • Research Methods and Ethics in Biomedical Science
  • Research Project
  • Advanced Biological Aspects of Disease

Likely optional units

  • General Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Haematology
  • Transfusion 1
  • Human Infectious Disease
  • Pathological Basis of Disease and Systematic Investigation of Pathological Specimens

Entry requirements

At least an upper second class UK Honours degree (or international equivalent) in biological or biomedical science is usually required. Alternatively, you may be admitted with an equivalent professional qualification or significant relevant proven professional experience. Existing Fellows of the Institute of Biomedical Science are eligible for exemption from certain units of study. Students applying with HNC medical laboratory science plus 10 years' experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 28, 2018
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Full time
9,250 GBP
UK and EU students: £9,250 per year. Non-EU and Channel Island students: £15,500 per year.
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