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Blood Science (Distance Learning) MSc

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Study mode

Distance without attendance

Duration

2 years

Start date

25-SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Haematology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Why study this course?

London Met’s innovative Blood Science (Distance Learning) MSc focuses on the diagnostic techniques, quality assurance / quality control (QA/QC) and regulatory issues within this emerging field. This master's course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), offering you the advantage of the opportunities for knowledge and career development this respected body provides. Delivered as a flexible online programme through our online portal, WebLearn, you’ll be able to fit your studies around your working life.

More about this course

The Blood Science (Distance Learning) MSc course is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the emerging, mixed-disciplinary field of blood science.

This master's specialisation combines haematology, immunology, transfusion and clinical biochemistry developed from the increasing automation within pathology.

Created with input from current practitioners in the field, the course is suitable for biomedical science practitioners, graduates of biomedical or related human sciences and those who want work or already are working in blood science departments within pathology.

Taught entirely online, your physical attendance will not be required on campus and you can learn at your own pace with the support of our biomedical science team.

You’ll examine different theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, research interests and practical applications.

Each module has a module leader who is responsible for developing the curriculum and coordinating the production of the online learning materials. Some sessions are broadcast live with modules running as taught sessions in the University, so you can engage with tutors, lecturers and other students.

You can also contact your module leader and discuss ideas with other students via email, discussion boards and during live peer-to-peer support sessions.

Your final research project will be conducted in your place of work with joint supervision provided by your laboratory training officer and a member of staff from the School of Human Sciences. For those not working in a suitable laboratory, research may be conducted at London Metropolitan University with additional bench fees for materials.

The course is designed to support professionals and their career development in the healthcare profession, biomedical/biotechnology industry or in academia, with the ability to take individual modules for continuing professional development (CPD). The course also has the potential to lead on to doctoral study.

Assessment

Exercises and short phase tests will be used to provide you with feedback on your progress.

Summative assessment of your knowledge base and understanding will be incorporated into formal in-course tests and exercises, personal learning logs and end of module assessments completed at the end of each unit.

Your master's research project assessment will culminate in the presentation of a dissertation and a poster presentation via a face-to-face messaging system or similar technology.

Professional accreditation

This course is accredited by the IBMS, and all students are eligible for eStudent Membership of the IBMS.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

4,200

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

4,200

Entry requirements

You will be required to have: a first or second class honours first degree (or equivalent) in biomedical or life sciences subjects (that included appropriate biomedical content), although other subjects may be considered. Lower grades, or non-degree qualifications supplemented by substantial work experience, may be considered at interview.

University information

London Metropolitan University, also known as London Met, has a fantastic range of postgraduate degrees available. Whether students want to improve their job prospects, follow their passion, or change their career direction completely, a postgraduate degree at London Met is the first step in the right direction. The university supports students all the way through their studies and provides guidance to support them in attaining new jobs or...more

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