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Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT-23

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1 year

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MSc - Master of Science

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Course Summary

The MSc in Haematology is designed to enable you to develop an up-to-date, advanced understanding of the disorders of blood.

Course overview

The MSc in Haematology is designed to enable you to develop an up-to-date, advanced understanding of the disorders of blood and blood science. The course will enable you to have a deeper understanding of blood, and its components, and how these can change in different clinical situations and diseases.

Using critical analysis skills, you will evaluate new developments in research into the blood sciences.

Teaching methods

We deliver taught modules as three- or four-day intensive teaching blocks to facilitate students in employment. The course will be delivered using a blended learning model which includes face-to-face teaching as well as online learning.

Teaching is delivered by academics, but various healthcare professionals and clinical researchers also contribute to the course delivery.

Students are expected to work independently on assessments in between teaching blocks but maintain in contact with the module tutor either face-to-face or online. Students can attend additional support sessions to supplement learning.


You will be assessed via coursework assignments which may include clinical reviews, literature reviews, case studies, posters, or oral presentations.

Careers and Employability

Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.


The nature of research; scientific methods of enquiry, pure versus applied ways of problem solving. The building blocks of scientific research: types of research (analytical, descriptive, experimental, and qualitative), scientific parlance (hypothesis, concepts, operational definitions, and dependent/independent variables), sampling procedures, and measurement issues (reliability and validity); Research and data collection methods: experimental research (developing hypotheses, variables, control, sample selection, design, validity); descriptive research (questionnaires, correlational studies); qualitative research and methods of obtaining qualitative data and analysing qualitative data.

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Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g., in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills. Applications are invited from: those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g., Biomedical Science, Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience, junior doctors, NHS staff, international students with appropriate qualifications, international doctors, or healthcare professionals.

University information

The University of Chester is a 21st century university which traces its roots back to 1839, placing it among the oldest higher education institutions in England. With a modern outlook, a strong research pedigree and guiding principles of supportiveness and inclusiveness, it’s an academic community that has stood the test of time. Today, it attracts thousands of students from around the world and is known for its commitment to helping students...more

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