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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biomedical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Receive training in disease mechanisms, diagnosis, treatment evaluation, and recent biomedical research.

Course overview

Biomedical Scientists are essential members of the modern healthcare team and, in collaboration with doctors and other medical professions, aid in diagnosis of disease, evaluate effectiveness of treatment, and research into causes and cures of diseases. Biomedical Scientists are regulated, on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), by the IBMS.

Why study this course with us?

You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidence-based practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner.

The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two articles in the style of published scientific work.

Biomedical Scientists are in demand in the healthcare service (NHS and National Blood Service), medical research, pharmaceutical industry, and organisations such as the Health Protection Agency, Medical Research Council and the Health and Safety Executive. On graduation you may wish to continue with your education with a medical degree, physician associate or dental training, PhD, or PGCE.

Different course options

Full time | Parkgate Road Campus | 1 year | OCT-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Students will gain an appreciation of aspects of analysis of data through lecture and practical sessions covering: The sample – authentication, collection, transport, storage, lifetime The assay – accuracy, specificity, sensitivity Regulatory issues - ethics, COSHH, risk assessments, SOPs Analysis – recording, raw data presentation, summary data and statistical analysis presentation, reference values, interpretation.
Current Issues in Biomedical Sciences - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have an honours degree (minimum 2:2) containing a significant content of biological/biomedical science or a relevant postgraduate qualification, or substantial relevant work experience together with evidence of recent study or writing at an appropriate level. Applications are invited from: - NHS staff - health professionals from overseas - those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Human and Biological Sciences) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.

University information

From a teaching college established in 1839, to becoming the University of Chester in 2005, over 180 years of academic growth has allowed the University to offer an extensive selection of postgraduate courses and research options across a number of specialist sites. This includes five sites in and around Chester, a campus in Warrington, a University Centre in Shrewsbury, and a new health and nursing education facility, Marriss House, in...more