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Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Biochemistry Biochemistry

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

OVERVIEW

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

It’s a masters course that offers both a theoretical understanding of clinical biochemistry concepts, together with the practical techniques to apply those theories in research – equipping you for practice at specialist level.

You’ll study a range of units, taking a systematic approach to disorders, developing expert analytical techniques and exploring the essential concepts around general, specialist and diagnostic clinical biochemistry.

You’ll also complete an independent Research Project, building professional-level research skills. This is your 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.

Throughout this clinical biochemistry masters course, will have the support of an expert team and access to specialist laboratory facilities.

Our course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) which means our teaching is of a high standard and provides wide-ranging, research-informed education to ensure you develop the practical skills and experience that employers’ value. Please note, that although this MSc is accredited by the IBMS it does not fulfil the requirements to gaining registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and does not provide the opportunity to complete the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio. Please visit the IBMS website for more information and advice on HCPC registration.

CAREER PROSPECTS

The course can pave the way to a wide range of opportunities in areas like hospital science, biomedical and pharmaceutical industries. The subjects you’ll cover will not only help you prepare for the Institute of Biomedical Science higher specialist examination, and the advanced practice that follows, but 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 us keep our curriculum up to date and clinically relevant, ensuring that our graduates have the skills and knowledge which are vital for the workplace – and sought after by employers.

You’ll have careers support from the moment you join us and for up to three years after you’ve finished your course. We offer a range of services, both in the Department of Life Sciences and through the University’s Careers Service, with dedicated careers and employability advisers you can turn to for guidance and support.

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.

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

Modules

This unit provides students with the opportunity to evaluate an area of methodology and develop an understanding of the importance of considering relevant evidence before making any changes. Most of this evidence will come from scientific papers and reports but may also come from other sources e.g. statements about NHS priorities.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,250

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£17,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You’ll need a UK honours degree – at least a 2:2 – or the international equivalent, in biological or biomedical science including the study of Clinical Biochemistry. 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 The Institute 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. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. In total, the University offers more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and dozens of postgraduate research areas. The campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned...more