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Advanced Biomedical Science MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Advanced Biomedical Science MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

This course is professionally accredited by The Institute of Biomedical Science, so you can enrich your skills and qualifications sought by employers. Ideal progression route for graduates of the Biomedical Science BSc or other bioscience disciplines - enhances your career prospects in the bioscience and biotechnology industries. This course enables Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered biomedical scientists to increase their opportunities for progression within pathology services. Develop your critical thinking skills as well as your ability to design, execute and present findings of research. Developed in conjunction with local health trusts you will be taught by a team of experienced practitioner-based academic staff and researchers and benefit from lectures by visiting HCPC registered experts; ensuring your learning is relevant to current practice.

Teaching consists of formal lectures, informal seminars, tutorials, workshops, discussions and e-learning packages. Assessment will be through essays, presentations, seen exams, poster presentations, plus a final dissertation. You will work in groups, deliver presentations, challenge and discuss ideas with your tutors, and are encouraged to be a proactive independent learner. You will also engage with our dedicated virtual learning environment using tools such as blogs and discussion boards to exchange ideas.

The course is delivered by a group of dedicated and experienced professionals, some of whom have come from dedicated research institutions and have on-going research projects whilst others are practitioners with extensive hospital laboratory experience. The course has been developed in conjunction with local health trusts who contribute to the teaching. Input from practitioners means that you will benefit from leaning the most current debates, concerns, issues and topics in the field of practice.

This course will enhance career prospects for graduates of Biomedical Science or other bioscience disciplines, and will enable HCPC registered biomedical scientists to increase their opportunities for progression within pathology services. Many of our recent graduates have also progressed on to postgraduate research courses, leading to PhD or professional doctorates in Biomedical Science.

Different course options

Full time | Leicester Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This core module gives students a grounding in the specialist core biomedical laboratory discipline knowledge, as well as a deeper understanding of the principles behind normal and diseased processes. This is semester one module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum 2:2 Hons or equivalent in relevant subject. In addition to this, part-time students will also need relevant professional experience (this would be normal practice as a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered biomedical scientist working in the NHS). Experienced practitioners are encouraged to apply.

University information

De Montfort University (DMU) postgraduate courses receive continual input from leading employers and professional bodies and are underpinned by excellent research. DMU strives to build what employers need: work-ready graduates with professional experience and industry skills on the CV. Your career will be in focus from minute one, with UK and overseas placements, internships, targeted training, coaching and research opportunities part of DMU...more