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Part time


5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

DBMS - Doctorate in Biomedical Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary


UWE Bristol is recognised as one of the world's leading centres for biomedical science research and education. This professional training programme is aimed at practicing healthcare or research professionals looking to further their skills and knowledge in this rapidly developing field.

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.

Deepen your knowledge in a globally recognised department

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.

Modules cover good clinical practice, research management, and highlight the concept and value of reflective practitioners.

We also introduce you to training on a personal, professional and academic level through workshops, coursework and personal portfolios.

You'll have access to the Graduate School's designated work areas and networked library access, and attend seminars from leading researchers in biomedicine and related disciplines.

For more information, including the most up to date module listing, see the entry for this course on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.


Designed to encourage the 'thoughtful researcher', this module features structured sessions on scientific writing, thesis writing skills, systematic review, poster presentation and oral presentation skills.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

For information on entry requirements for this course see its entry on the UWE Bristol website, by clicking on the 'visit website' button to the left of this page.

University information

The University of the West of England Bristol (UWE Bristol) is a modern institution that puts students first. This is a university where ambition and determination are properly rewarded thanks to the outstanding facilities and tuition provided. All students are warmly welcomed and supported throughout their journey, not just in gaining their qualification but also in learning wider skills, boosting their career prospects or broadening their...more

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