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Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) MSc

Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) MSc

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Full time | Whitechapel Campus | 1 year | 01-SEP-21

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Medical Microbiology Medical Sciences Microbiology

Course type


Course Summary

This Biomedical Science MSc will prepare you for the next stage of your career, whether you enter employment or pursue further research in the fields of biomedical science or medical microbiology. Study in a purpose-built laboratory and develop a systematic understanding and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights.

  • Hands-on training in our purpose-built laboratory
  • Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)
  • Ideal if you aspire to a career in biomedical science, including middle or senior management within the NHS Pathology Service and commercial sector or biomedical science research
  • Full-time students have the opportunity to attend regular clinical journal club at Barts Health NHS Trust and research meetings within the Centre of Immunobiology


  • At Queen Mary you will have access to a number of advanced facilities, some of which are designated exclusively to postgraduate students. These include:
  • the Blizard Building, which has state of-the-art facilities for students and staff including open-plan research laboratories, office space, a 400-seater lecture theatre and a café, and several seminar rooms
  • a Learning Resources Centre, open around the clock, with 200 networked PCs solely for the use of postgraduate students
  • medical libraries located at the Royal London and St Bart's hospitals and at the Queen Mary Mile End campus
  • access to the Postgraduate Reading Room
  • research access to the British Library, Senate House Library and Copac
  • Apocrita — Queen Mary’s state-of-the-art High Performance Computing facility
  • Think Pod — an interactive collaboration space with presentation, recording and video conferencing facilities

Career paths

Students of this course have gone on to:

  • graduate entry medical degrees
  • work as Biomedical Scientists
  • undertake PhD study


As a full time student, you will attend additional formative studies during your year on the course, to enable you to integrate with the part time (day release) students. These studies include Problem Based Learning (PBL) sessions, tutorials, additional practical sessions, and attendance at relevant journal clubs and research seminars. We aim to support you so you can participate fully during the in-class discussions with part time students, who can reflect on their work place experiences. You will be supported in developing an understanding of principles and practice of microbiology and infection control within the NHS, UK and global perspective (please note, this is not a work placement). You will do this with the use of tutorials, practical classes and additional assignments. As a full time student, you must attend the teaching on this module. The majority of the module teaching is provided during semester 1 (October-December).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in Biomedical Science; Alternative qualifications and relevant work based experience will be considered on an individual basis.