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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of modern biomedical laboratory sciences.
  • Develop applied research techniques using state-of-the-art laboratory facilities.
  • Build confidence in presenting your work to academic and professional audiences.
  • Enhance investigative skills including the design, execution and interpretation of practical work.
Biomedical science plays a pivotal role in healthcare. This course has been designed to respond to the increasing need for highly skilled biomedical researchers across a range of industries. The programme aims to explore normal and pathological cell processes and relate these to clinical features, diagnostic procedures and responses to therapy in a range of model diseases. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course provides grounding in a range of scientific disciplines applicable to modern Biomedical Laboratory Science including cell biology, molecular biology, immunology and microbiology. You will develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of different diseases from a cellular to whole system level and discuss methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. You will apply your theoretical knowledge of disease systems to conduct a practical investigative research project. The programme provides you with the opportunity for career development within the area of Biomedical Laboratory Sciences, either as a researcher within a clinical or commercial setting or as a PhD student within the biomedical field. Modules may include Mechanisms of Disease, Case Studies in Pathology and Applied Diagnostics. You learn through:
  • lectures and seminars
  • academic advice
  • a programme of laboratory-based practical classes
  • full semester research project
Applied learning You will have the opportunity to conduct a semester-long investigative research project within the biomedical field. This work will take place in cutting-edge, industry-standard laboratories and teaching labs under the supervision of world-renowned active research staff. This work will be aligned with the current research interests of an academic member of staff within our specialist Biomolecular Sciences Research Centre. The project will include a critical review of the literature relevant to your research project, the development of a project proposal, design of research methods and the analysis, presentation and interpretation of experimental data. Practical skills are developed throughout the course and you gain experience in molecular biology, microbiology, genomics, proteomics and bioinformatics. All practical classes are led by expert academic staff whose research incorporates the latest techniques. Research skills and statistical analysis are developed throughout the programme and applied to relevant healthcare problems/case studies.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Compulsory Modules Advanced Laboratory And Research Practice Applied Diagnostics Applied Laboratory Practice Case Studies In Pathology Mechanisms Of Disease Research Project Elective Modules Case Studies In Infectious Disease Cell And Molecular Biology Cell Biology Cellular And Molecular Basis Of Cancer Genomics And Proteomics

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Entry requirements

A 2:1 in a relevant Honours degree is normally accepted as the entry requirement for the course. Applicants with a 2:2 are also actively encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with alternative qualifications with academic attainment or skills in subjects which are directly relevant to the course will also be considered. If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.

Fees and funding

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Biomedical Laboratory Sciences at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS