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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme enables biomedical scientists currently employed in NHS pathology service labs to attain greater expertise and advance to the next stage of their careers. This course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). With part-time study, the programme takes two to three years to complete.

Through this programme, hospital laboratory employees can progress through Agenda for Change bandings and fulfil the required qualifications to become a Chartered Scientist (CSci). The curriculum uses an integrated systems approach to study disease. You'll build a strong foundation through broad inquiry: Advanced study of pathophysiology; Laboratory management and research methods; Research planning.

This career-focused programme helps working scientists advance to a leadership level. You'll learn about the latest developments in the field, explore cutting-edge findings and their implications for the future and gain hands-on skills in quality and laboratory management. The programme's real-world relevant curriculum means graduates are fully prepared for success as top-level leaders. Our alumni bring a global outlook - and a focus on the common good - to make meaningful change wherever they go.

We use a wide range of learning and teaching methods to ensure that you have both the necessary knowledge and understanding of business and management and a portfolio of intellectual and personal skills. Each module on the programme uses its own learning, teaching and assessment strategy to achieve learning objectives. Assessment methods vary between modules and may include unseen examinations, class tests, essays, management reports, case studies, presentations, and group work.

The learning and teaching methods we use ensure that our programme is both vocationally relevant and academically challenging. Our approach is student-centred, practical, participative and relevant to the needs of employers. We've moved away from the traditional teacher-centric learning to a more independent learning approach, where you are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

3 years

Start date

20-JAN-20

Modules

Quality and Laboratory Management
Research Project
Pathobiology A
Pathobiology B
Pathobiology C
Specialist Portfolio
Research Methods for Biomedical Science
Preparation for Project

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have IBMS accredited BSc Honours degree at 2:2 or above in biomedical science or applied biomedical science; Honours degree at 2:2 or above in a biological science subject and additional study as determined on application to the Registration Unit of the IBMS; or professional qualification of equivalent status. Students should be currently employed as a biomedical scientist in an NHS pathology service laboratory and applicants desiring to undertake the Specialist Portfolio module should hold IBMS membership.

University information

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