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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Cell Biology Pathology

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to give graduates specialist knowledge (both theoretical and practical) of the strategies and techniques of cellular pathology as practised in research and clinical contexts. Graduates will gain up-to-date, relevant and applied experience of cellular pathology, acquire in-depth knowledge together with a broad knowledge of the subject base, and acquire skills for practice at Higher Specialist Level. The completion of a research project enables the graduate to understand the process and communication of scientific enquiry. The programme creates wide-ranging opportunities for employment in fields such as hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries or public health and transfusion laboratories. It provides preparation for the Higher Specialist Institute of Biomedical Science examination and Advanced Practice in Biomedical Science. You will also be well placed for careers in research or teaching or to pursue studies towards a PhD. A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits.

Different course options

Full time | Manchester Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



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.

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

Applicants should need a good UK honours degree – at least a 2:1 – 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 is a great modern university located in the global city of Manchester, a city renowned for excellence, innovation, creativity and sport. The University has one of the widest range of postgraduate study options; from part-time to full-time, short courses to continuing professional development, Masters of Arts / Science and longer-term Research and PhD opportunities across many subject areas. Manchester is...more