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Key information

Qualification type

DBMS - Doctorate in Biomedical Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This doctorate programme is an extension of our impressive Biomedical Science portfolio, which includes the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) - accredited BSc (Hons) and MSc programmes. The Doctor of Biomedical Science comprises four compulsory modules with integrated doctoral level research, aimed at full-time practitioners wishing to expand and extend their skills and knowledge to support existing roles, or to meet the demands of new ones. For example, this qualification is ideal for those taking on or seeking managerial or consultancy roles. It is open to employees working in the NHS or equivalent healthcare industry, or practicing in laboratories in the UK and internationally. We also introduce you to training on a personal, professional and academic level through workshops, coursework and personal portfolios.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date



Training in project management to help you achieve a work/life/research balance, plus research governance, Health and Safety, good clinical practice and intellectual property rights. Through coursework, you will also gain skills in presentation, statistics, IT, writing for publications and being a reflective practitioner/researcher.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students normally have one of the following: A good first degree or equivalent plus Either MSc in Biomedical Science or related subject; IBMS Fellowship examination; Other relevant experience and demonstrated abilities deemed equivalent by the programme team to either of the above and The candidate must be actively engaged as a practitioner at a senior level in their chosen field.

University information

UWE Bristol, (University of the West of England) is one the largest providers of higher education in the UK. It’s a progressive and supportive university where collaboration with industry helps them to identify skills shortages, develop courses and provide employment enhancing opportunities for their students. Its wide range of postgraduate study options are designed to open up student’s career options and fast track them into new professions...more

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