Biomedical Science at Wrexham University - UCAS

Wrexham University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: Wrexham University (Prifysgol Wrecsam)

Biomedical Science (Taught)

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Course summary

Developed in collaboration with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), this course gives students the opportunity to develop their research skills, explore specialist areas, and complete an independent research project integrating the study of the biology of disease, including modern concepts and applications of biomedical science.

  • Develop the skills which will enable you to practice at Higher Specialist Level.
  • Use state-of-the-art equipment, such as flow cytometry, fluorescence microscopy and molecular analysers at the Maelor Academic Unit of Medical & Surgical Sciences (MAUMSS).
  • Develop your existing knowledge and improve your analytical skills, by undertaking laboratory-based investigations employing sophisticated and advanced biomedical methodology.
  • Gain a professionally recognised qualification, being externally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).
Key Course Features
  • Biomedical Science is taught by enthusiastic academic and clinical professional staff in modern, spacious laboratories housed at the Maelor Academic Unit of Medical & Surgical Sciences (MAUMSS) based in Wrexham, and at Wrexham University.
  • Teaching will involve a range of learning methods including lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, group discussions and presentations.
  • Experimental work is an integral part of the programme. The academic and clinical staff are research active, and continually thrive to promote research within areas of biomedical and clinical sciences, where they regularly publish their findings and discuss their work at national and international conferences.
  • Blended learning is a feature of this course, enabling students to travel for the taught element of the course without having to commit to living in Wrexham or the locality full time. Each module takes the form of a learning package consisting of a three-day block of face-to-face teaching supported by online learning. This approach is favoured by employers who want to enable their employees to study whilst still meeting service needs.


The MSc Biomedical Science programme provides an opportunity for in-depth teaching and learning in all the major disciplines covering biomedical science, as well as current regulatory frameworks, information communication technology and research methods. Teaching and learning will focus on clinical chemistry, cellular and histopathology, haematology and transfusion as well as microbiology and immunology. MODULES Research methods (20 credits) Critically exploring professional practice in the context of health & society (20 credits) Analytical & molecular techniques in Biomedical Science (20 credits) Clinical medicine: pathology of disease (20 credits) Blood sciences & transfusion medicine (20 credits) Clinical Immunology & Microbiology (20 credits) Research Project (60 credits) The focus of most modules will be on understanding the biology of disease, concepts underlying disease pathogenesis, and the use of current biomedical science applications in the screening, diagnosis and management of disease conditions.

Assessment method

Students will be assessed through a variety of coursework projects, which may include laboratory reports, clinical reviews, poster or oral presentations, case studies, essays or data manipulation exercises. Teaching and Learning Wrexham University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential. We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our Student Support section has more information on the help available. In terms of particular needs, the University’s Inclusion Services can provide appropriate guidance and support should any students require reasonable adjustments to be made because of a recognised prevailing disability, medical condition, or specific learning difference.

Entry requirements

To be considered for the course, candidates must meet one or more of the following criteria prior to the commencement of the programme: - An initial honours degree from Wrexham University or another approved degree-awarding body. - A minimum of 2:2 honours degree, which has a significant content of biological science (e.g. Biomedical Science, Human Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, etc.). - Have relevant work experience at a senior level that is deemed to compensate for the lack of formal qualifications, and have held a position of management responsibility within the biomedical, clinical or healthcare sectors for a minimum of three years within the previous five years. In a case where there is a lack of clarity or a need to gain deeper insight into a candidate’s suitability for the programme of study, an informal interview with the candidate may be held. - In addition to the above, candidates must also have practical laboratory experience that would have already been gained from undertaking their undergraduate programme of study inclusive of relevant QAA benchmark standards such as Biomedical Science and Biological Sciences. Prospective students may also apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) against specific modules, in accordance with Wrexham University regulations. Students undertaking a research project (dissertation) that entails working in an area other than their usual place of work must obtain a relevant DBS. Students undertaking a research project (dissertation) who may be working with patients, vulnerable people and children must obtain an enhanced disclosure.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £3975 Year 1
Northern Ireland £3975 Year 1
Scotland £3975 Year 1
Wales £3975 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Biomedical Science at Wrexham University - UCAS