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Course summary

Why study this course? Our Blood Science MSc course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), and will allow you to develop extensive knowledge in the emerging area of blood science. We will help you develop your high-level reasoning skills and contribute to your lifelong learning and continuous professional development (CPD). Through the skills and knowledge gained, you will be well-equipped to become a professional practitioner in this field. More about this course The Blood Science MSc course at London Metropolitan University is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to practice biomedical science at the highest level in the emerging multidisciplinary area of blood science. This increasingly popular field within pathology is a merger of three previously separate fields: clinical biochemistry, medical immunology and clinical haematology. This course is ideal for your career advancement or CPD. For example, you may currently be working in a biomedical science environment, in either the health service or other related industry, and wish to progress further in your career. You can study either part-time or full-time starting in the autumn or spring, allowing you to fit your studies around your working life. You'll be supported by our Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) Weblearn and Collaborate, which are accessible from home at all times. All modules are taught by experts in their field with research interests and qualifications in relevant topics at a PhD level. You will learn in lectures, tutorials, seminars and practical workshops. The completion of an IBMS-accredited course such as this Blood Science MSc is an essential prerequisite to attain the Chartered Scientist (CSci) professional qualification.

Modules

Modules include: Scientific Frameworks for Research; Clinical Biochemistry; Advanced Immunology; Biomedical Diagnostics; Haemotology; Transfusion Science; Integrated Pathology; Medical Genetics and Genomics; Genetic and Genomic Informatics; Research project

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through 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.


Entry requirements

You will be required to have a first or second class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in biomedical or life sciences subjects that included appropriate biomedical content (although other less relevant subjects may be considered).


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1170 Module
Northern Ireland £1170 Module
Scotland £1170 Module
Wales £1170 Module
EU £2020 Module
International £2020 Module
Channel Islands £2020 Module
Republic of Ireland £2020 Module

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.
Blood Science at London Metropolitan University - UCAS