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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

Our best defence against disease isn’t a new therapy, wonder drug or technological miracle. It’s knowledge. With our MSc Biomedical Science programme, you will gain the technical skills and in-depth understanding to explore, harness and add to that knowledge.

You’ll study the biological aspects of disease processes, exploring specialist areas that interest you and building professional-level research skills. It’s a programme that offers both a broad base of understanding and the opportunity to investigate specialist areas of the subject. So, as well as units offering advanced analytical techniques and an in-depth understanding of different aspects of disease, you’ll have a chance to look at the areas that match your interests and career ambitions.

Above all, your independent Research Project is an opportunity to explore the issues that fascinate you – making the most of our extensive links with hospitals across Greater Manchester to conduct research in clinically relevant areas in a real-world context.

In short, this course can open doors for your future and equip you for a career full of impact.

CAREER PROSPECTS

This programme offers an avenue into a range of specialist fields, such as hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. The subjects you’ll cover can also lay the groundwork for careers in research or teaching or to pursue studies towards a PhD.

Our work with the NHS and clinicians helps shape our curriculum, transfers our expertise and ensures our graduates are ready for the workplace - and sought after by employers.

Careers support is available from the moment you join us, throughout your time here, and for up to three years after the completion of your course. We have a range of services available through the Department of Life Sciences and the University Careers Service including dedicated careers and employability advisors.

Professional Accreditation

Across the Department of Life Sciences we ensure maximum quality of our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and strong employment prospects for our graduates through accreditation, approval and recognition from professional, regulatory and statutory bodies including the Institute of Biomedical Science, the Health and Care Professions Council, the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, the National School of Healthcare Science, the Royal Society of Biology and Health Education England.

All of our postgraduate degree programmes are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

This unit develops students? skills in research and prepares for the project. A range of research methods will be identified. Using a web-based, blended learning approach, study of the unit will involve a range of statistical analysis relevant to Biomedical Science and will demonstrate the role of an evidence-based framework for the systematic review and dissemination of scientific research and information. The unit also enables the students to design experimental research which is ethically acceptable and become aware of moral issues highlighted by developments in science. Case studies will be explored using web-based material and a framework for ethical decision making will be developed.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£17,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants need a good UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in biological or biomedical science. We might also consider your application if you a have an equivalent professional qualification or substantial relevant professional experience, or if you have an HNC medical laboratory science plus at least 10 years’ experience. If you are a Fellow of Biomedical Science, you’ll be eligible for exemption from some of the units on the course.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. The award-winning, inspirational campus in the heart of Manchester provides vibrant learning spaces and excellent facilities across modern and historical buildings that reflect their teaching excellence since 1824. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at...more

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