UWE Bristol - MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Biomedical Science

UWE Bristol

MSc/Postgraduate Diploma Biomedical Science

An intensive modular programme offering specialist routes in Medical Microbiology, Immunology, Cellular Pathology, Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, and Medical Genetics.

The MSc Biomedical Science course is aimed at students who want to take their biomedical science skills and knowledge to a higher level. It's ideally suited to those with an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science or other degrees that have a significant amount of human biology or biomedical content, as well as medical, dental or veterinary degrees and some biotechnology degrees depending on what modules you studied at undergraduate level.

Entry Requirements

  • An honours degree awarded by a UK institute of higher education (at least 2:2), in a relevant subject, with significant biological, biochemical or biomedical content related to the vocational specialist subject to be studied;
  • Qualifications deemed equivalent by the course leader.

International students who do not meet the academic or English language requirements to study this course can qualify by completing preparatory study at our International College.

Career Prospects

Graduates from this course have gone on to employment in the healthcare sector, teaching and academia, with many going on to take PhDs in the biomedical sciences.

It's important to note that to become a biomedical scientist in the UK you must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This is a legal requirement for anyone using the title "Biomedical Scientist".

To become registered with the HCPC you will need to ensure your degree meets the HCPC standards. This is done by completing an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited degree or a HCPC approved honours degree in biomedical science. Please note, that although the MSc Biomedical Science is accredited by the IBMS it does not fulfil the requirements to gaining registration with the HCPC.

If your degree was not IBMS accredited you can apply for a degree assessment.

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Course Details

Current Issues in Biomedical Science - a multi-disciplinary module looking at topical issues in biomedical science.
Practical Skills for Biomedical Science - an opportunity to refresh and develop your practical skill set and prepare for your project.
Research and Diagnostic Methodologies - looking at core scientific methods, for example PCR, and how they are used both in research and diagnostic laboratories.
Advanced Specialist Subject Studies- the module where you focus on your specialism and apply advanced academic skills to develop your presentation of specialist knowledge
Research Project - an opportunity to undertake an extended laboratory project in your specialist discipline.

Clinical Biochemistry
Medical Microbiology
Applied Immunology
Medical Genetics
Cellular Pathology and Oncology

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