Biomedical Science - Online

Ulster University - Coleraine

Biomedical Science - Online

This course is designed for those following careers as biomedical scientists in the wider context of biomedical science (including biopharmaceutical and bio-industries). The MSc Biomedical Science provides eligibility for the title of chartered scientist if other criteria are met (corporate membership of the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), and active engagement in continued professional development). It is not a suitable qualification for the purposes of Health and Care Professions Council registration in the UK.

This course provides an academically challenging and vocationally relevant science education for those wishing to develop their career in the biosciences, pharmaceutical or bio-industries.

Students can take specialisms in cellular pathology, clinical chemistry, haematology or medical microbiology. The course is completely online. The project is carried out in the students' place of work under a work-based supervisor. Suitably qualified graduates may also choose to proceed to higher postgraduate degree programmes within the biosciences.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Subjects taught

- Introduction to Personalised Medicine?and?Pharmacogenomics
- Applied Research Methods
- Advances in Medical Biotechnology and Healthcare Delivery
- Evidence-Based?Practice in Healthcare Sciences
- Research Project

Students must choose one of these two optional modules:
- Quality Management
- Biomedical Informatics

Optional specialism –?choose one of these four modules
- Advances in Cellular Pathology
- Recent Advances in Clinical Chemistry
- Haematology in Health and Disease
- Advances in Medical Microbiology

Entry requirements

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University's General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

These vary depending on the course and are detailed online.

This MSc is principally aimed at Biomedical Scientists with?some work experience in?a healthcare setting. You may be working in a hospital's clinical laboratory or for an independent organisation in?bio-pharmaceuticals?or bio-industries, be it as an Analytical Chemist, a Clinical Scientist, Forensic Scientist, Microbiologist, Toxicologist or in an associated field.

You will be expected to have a BSc Honours degree in the field,?or?have a related biological science degree with a significant Biomedical element.

You will be looking to develop skills in one of the following key areas: Cellular Pathology, Clinical Chemistry, Haematology or Medical Microbiology (each of which is an optional module on this course).

You'll be strongly motivated, looking to?advance your career and move to a more senior position with greater in-depth knowledge of your specialism.

This online masters course will appeal to those who wish to keep working while studying, without the need to take time out of their career. The content of the course will directly benefit both students and their employers, especially the Research Project which will be carried out in each student's own workplace.

Seasoned practitioners with suitable qualifications and experience will also be considered, whether they're returning to work after a career break or wanting to refresh their skills and knowledge.

If English is not your first language this course requires a minimum English level of IELTS (academic) 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5, or equivalent.

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This course is open to international (non-EU) students.

For full entry requirements please see "Course Web Page" below.

Application dates

Your Application
Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink" below).


Part-time/Online. This course is taught online so you can study where you want, when you want.

Enrolment dates

Year of entry: 2020/21

Postgraduate Information Session 26 March 2020
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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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