Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study this course? Accredited by the Institute for Biomedical Science (IBMS), this postgraduate master's course is designed for biology, medicine, biomedical and life sciences graduates who are keen to develop their knowledge in this field. Studying in London, which is renowned for its medical institutions, presents you with ample opportunity for career development. More about this course On the Biomedical Science MSc, you’ll carry out studies on biomedical science, develop a high level of scientific knowledge and understanding of disease processes and enhance your intellectual development through research projects. By learning this high-level of scientific knowledge and improving your understanding of disease processes, you’ll develop an informed and critical appreciation of recent scientific developments in relation to diagnostic laboratory pathology. Where options are available, we will also help you gain additional specialist knowledge in areas such as ageing, epidemiology and medical genetics. The research project and dissertation will present you with an opportunity to focus and enhance your intellectual development to a high standard, worthy of the IBMS accreditation. The London Met team delivering the course have an exceptional research profile, particularly in oncology, molecular medicine, immunology and virology. Specialist guest lecturers will add their own enlightenment and passion to this fascinating subject. Overall, the Biomedical Science MSc will provide you with an advanced study of biomedical science that will underpin your professional development and progression. What our students say “The content is up-to-date with the latest advancements in science and technology, and therefore the material provided by lecturers is new. The academics don’t hold my hand throughout the degree, and they have high expectations of my capabilities and I truly respect them for that. This also provides me with confidence that is applicable to the real world where I would be set a task and expected to complete it with my own initiative.” National Student Survey “Lecturers have drop in hours every week, while module information is clearly listed and very useful. With the biggest lab in Europe, London Met was very well suited to delivering my course with its equipment and lab technicians. Events with guest lecturers and fairs are available. There was always an availability of computers and printers and a vast amount of help overall.” National Student Survey


This course is made up on 180 credits. Students self-select various modules from a list of 14 designate modules as well as taking 3 core modules over their study period. Example Core modules include: Advanced Immunology (20 credits) Bioethics Research Grant Proposal (20 credits) Research Project (Biomedical Science) (60 credits) Option modules include: Introduction to Haematology (10 credits) Introduction to Immunology (10 credits) Introduction to Transfusion and Transplantation Introduction to Clinical Biochemistry (10 credits) Introduction to Cellular Pathology (10 credits) Introduction to General Microbiology (10 credits) Introduction to Medical Microbiology (20 credits) Introduction to Clinical Immunology (20 credits) Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics (10 credits) Introduction to Clinical Genetics (20 credits) Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease (20 credits) Introduction to Cell Biology (10 credits) Toxicology (10 credits) Haemoglobinopathies (10 credits)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through quizzes, personal learning logs and end of course assessments which can include essays, posters, leaflets and online presentations.

Entry requirements

You will be required to have a first or second class honours first degree (or equivalent) in biomedical or life sciences subjects (that included appropriate biomedical content), although other subjects may be considered. Lower grades, or non-degree qualifications supplemented by substantial work experience, may be considered at interview.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £670 Module
International £670 Module
Channel Islands £670 Module
England £670 Module
Northern Ireland £670 Module
Scotland £670 Module
Wales £670 Module

Additional fee information

Cost refers to each 10-credit module.
Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) at London Metropolitan University - UCAS