Haematology and Transfusion Science at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

Mastering the science of blood – exploring its characteristics and disorders, and understanding how it’s transfused – impacts far beyond the laboratory. We’ve designed our MSc Haematology and Transfusion Science course to enable you to develop an advanced theoretical understanding and the practical techniques you’ll need to apply those theories in a research or clinical context. You’ll start by developing a well-rounded understanding of biomedical topics, learning about analytical techniques and human disorders. You’ll then look at a range of specialist units – offering an in-depth look at everything from blood cells and diseases of the blood, to blood groups, transfusion methods and immunological aspects of blood. From there, you'll be ready to tackle the issues that fascinate you, with an independent masters research project. Whether you study full-time for a year or part-time for up to three, our haematology and transfusion science masters can open doors for your future. From furthering your career in a hospital laboratory or working in a research facility, continuing your studies or moving into teaching or management, be ready for a career full of impact. Our course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) which means our teaching is of a high standard and provides wide-ranging, research-informed education to ensure you develop the practical skills and experience that employers’ value. Please note, that although this MSc is accredited by the IBMS it does not fulfil the requirements to gaining registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and does not provide the opportunity to complete the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio. Please visit the IBMS website for more information and advice on HCPC registration. Features and Benefits

  • Excellent standards – Recognised for our expertise, the course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.
  • Recognised expertise – Our Centre for Bioscience represents one of the highest concentrations of health research excellence in the UK, with pioneering research in lifelong health and ageing, microbiology, vascular biology and musculoskeletal science and sports medicine which has led to important advances in diagnosis and care.
  • Professional links – We have strong links with the Institute of Biomedical Science, the Health and Care Professions Council, the NHS trusts and hospitals in Manchester and the North West, ensuring our biomedical science curriculum is up-to-date.
  • Practical connections - We work in partnership with hospitals across the region, offering you the chance to organise research projects in clinically relevant areas.
  • Athena SWAN award – Manchester Metropolitan University’s commitment to promoting and advancing gender equality in STEM subjects has been recognised with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.
  • Investing in your future - We’re transforming our science and engineering campus. Opening in 2024, our Dalton building provides a professional study environment with world-class facilities, including a brand new 200-capacity Superlab, so you’re well prepared to experience life within a modern industry setting when you graduate.
  • Cutting-edge facilities – You’ll learn in our modern laboratories for blood biochemistry, microbiology, cell and molecular biology, and tissue culture. These facilities are home to an impressive array of specialist equipment such as full blood count analysers, coagulation analysers, platelet aggregometers, clinical chemistry analysers and lipid profile analysers, as well as a flow cytometry suite and full microscopy suite housing state of the art imaging systems.
  • Learn alongside leading researchers – We’re ranked 15th in the UK for the power of our health and biomedical research (REF, 2021).

Professional bodies

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

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Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

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Haematology and Transfusion Science at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS