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Course summary

Why study this course? Accredited by the Institute for Biomedical Science (IBMS), this postgraduate master's course is designed for biology, medicine, biomedical and life sciences graduates who are keen to develop their knowledge in this field. Studying in London, which is renowned for its medical institutions, presents you with ample opportunity for career development. More about this course On the Biomedical Science MSc, you’ll carry out studies on biomedical science, develop a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes and enhance your intellectual development through research projects. By learning this high-level of scientific knowledge and improving your understanding of disease processes, you’ll develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments in relation to diagnostic laboratory pathology. Where options are available, we will also help you gain additional specialist knowledge in areas such as ageing, epidemiology and medical genetics. The research project and dissertation will present you with an opportunity to focus and enhance your intellectual development to a high standard, worthy of the IBMS accreditation. The London Met team delivering the course have an exceptional research profile, particularly in oncology, molecular medicine, immunology and virology. Specialist guest lecturers will add their own enlightenment and passion to this fascinating subject. Overall, the Biomedical Science MSc will provide you with an advanced study of biomedical science that will underpin your professional development and progression. What our students say “The content is up-to-date with the latest advancements in science and technology, and therefore the material provided by lecturers is new. The academics don’t hold my hand throughout the degree, and they have high expectations of my capabilities and I truly respect them for that. This also provides me with confidence that is applicable to the real world where I would be set a task and expected to complete it with my own initiative.” National Student Survey “Lecturers have drop in hours every week, while module information is clearly listed and very useful. With the biggest lab in Europe, London Met was very well suited to delivering my course with its equipment and lab technicians. Events with guest lecturers and fairs are available. There was always an availability of computers and printers and a vast amount of help overall.” National Student Survey

Modules

Modules include: Advanced Immunology; Biomedical Diagnostics; Integrated Pathology; Scientific Frameworks for Research; a Research Project. Optional modules include: Haematology; Transfusion Science; Clinical Biochemistry; Genetic and Genomic Informatics; Medical Genetics and Genomics; Cancer Immunotherapy; Ethical Issues in Biomedical Science.

Assessment method

Assessment methods include case studies, literature evaluations, self diagnostic testing, debates, group work, coursework, essays and cumulative exams. Practical skills are summatively assessed through the coursework assignments, including those in the final project module. Data handling skills are assessed by practical reports, problem solving exercises, information abstracting and reviewing exercises, poster presentations, exams and seminar presentations.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

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Entry requirements

You will be required to have a lower second class honours in biomedical sciences, though applications are welcome from other related subjects on an individual basis. Applicants whose first language is not English require IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL 580, CBT TOEFL 237, or equivalent.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10500 Whole course
Northern Ireland £10500 Whole course
Scotland £10500 Whole course
Wales £10500 Whole course
EU £18150 Whole course
International £18150 Whole course
Channel Islands £18150 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £18150 Whole course

Additional fee information

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees. Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.
Biomedical Science at London Metropolitan University - UCAS