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Course summary

This course is aimed at full time practitioners wishing to expand and extend their skills and knowledge to support existing roles, or to meet the demands of new ones. For example, this qualification is suitable for those taking on or seeking managerial or consultancy roles. It is open to employees working in the National Health Service (NHS) or equivalent healthcare industry, or practicing in laboratories in the UK and internationally.


You will study the following compulsory modules: research theory and practice; project development towards a doctorate; interim report; professional development for biomedical science; research project.

Assessment method

Assessed work varies with each module, but will comprise a written research proposal, reflection on the research process, a systematic review of the research topic, visual and oral presentations, and a reflective portfolio of attendance at workshops and research seminars. There will be doctorate-level viva voce examinations midway through your research and after your research thesis submission.

Entry requirements

Applicants normally have one of the following: At least a 2:2 in your first degree or equivalent, plus either MSc in Biomedical Science or related subject IBMS Fellowship examination Other relevant experience and demonstrated abilities deemed equivalent by the programme team to either of the above and The candidate must be actively engaged as a practitioner at a senior level in their chosen field. Informal interviews will be held by the programme team for all applicants to discuss programme aims and practicalities related to successful completion.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Biomedical Science at Bristol, University of the West of England - UCAS