Kingston University London

Biomedical Science (Haematology/Medical Microbiology) Masters (MSc)

This course, accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, provides an in-depth understanding of disease processes and diagnostic techniques. It links academic knowledge to the practical applications of biomedical science, particularly in relation to modern diagnostic methods. You can choose to study one of two pathways – haematology or medical microbiology. Taught by researchers and expert practitioners, the course content is kept up to date through extensive links with leading healthcare and research laboratories such as GlaxoSmithKline, the Institute of Cancer Research and local hospitals. In addition, key features of the course include the following.

  • Skills to enhance employability are embedded within the curriculum to maximise job opportunities in a wide variety of biomedical science careers, including hospital and commercial laboratories, research, teaching and sales.
  • Teaching on the course is research-led and research-informed to ensure that all students are aware of the latest developments in biomedical science.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This course is relevant to both professional biomedical and research careers. It offers an in-depth understanding of disease processes and diagnostic techniques. 
  • The University has extensive links with leading healthcare and research laboratories such as GlaxoSmithKline, the Institute of Cancer Research and local hospitals. 
  • Flexible timetables and part-time options can help you fit your studies around other commitments.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:2 or above honours degree or equivalent in; biomedical science; medical microbiology; medical genetics; molecular biology; haematology; or immunology.

  • IELTS academic test in English with an overall score of 6.5, with no element below 6.0,

Career Prospects

The Professional Placement module is a core module for those students following a masters programme that incorporates an extended professional placement. It provides students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in an appropriate working environment, and develops and enhances key employability and subject specific skills in their chosen discipline. Students may wish to use the placement experience as a platform for the major project or future career.

It is the responsibility of individual students to find and secure a suitable placement opportunity; this should not normally involve more than two placements which must be completed over a minimum period of 10 months and within a maximum of 12 months. The placement must be approved by the Course Leader, prior to commencement to ensure its suitability. Students seeking placements will have access to the standard placement preparation activities offered by Student Engagement and Enhancement (SEE) group

Course Details

Practising expert biomedical scientists are an integral part of the teaching team and ensure that the programme content reflects current practice. Academic staff at the University provide the opportunity for involvement in internationally recognised research.

The programme comprises four taught modules (two core, two specialist), plus an extended research project where students have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and to develop competences in advanced laboratory techniques. 

Core modules will familiarise you with the theoretical and practical aspects of molecular medicine used in research and hospital laboratories, the molecular basis of immunological mechanisms, cellular mechanisms of disease, physiological manifestations and implications to public health. You will learn about the principles and practice of laboratory management in biomedical science, and you will acquire the skills required for researching and communicating in biomedical science. You will also study modules in your elected specialist route (Haematology or Medical Microbiology). In addition to subject-specific knowledge, the course aims to develop your communication and other skills.

Core Modules

Research Techniques and Scientific Communication
Immunology and the Biology of Disease
Research Project

Haematology Modules

Anaemia, Haemostasis and Blood Transfusion
Haematological Malignancy

Medical Microbiology Modules

Taxonomy of Microorganisms and Diagnosis of Infectious Disease
Microbial Pathogenesis and Control of Infectious Disease

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