Advanced Biomedical Science
Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science, this programme is an ideal option if you wish to build a career as an NHS biomedical scientist or within bioscience research.
Please note that this course is recognised as by Scottish Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) for access to postgraduate tuition fee and cost-of-living loans for UK and EU applicants. See the Useful Information section for more details.
Applicants must have gained a second class BSc in Biomedical Science, Bioscience or a related science degree.
Applicants may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.
The programme is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only). Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.
UWS has an established reputation for delivering advanced biomedical sciences education – utilising our successful links with local NHS and industry laboratories, we provide discipline-specific experts to complement the skills of the University’s School of Science and Sport teaching staff.
The programme aims to give you a balance of theory, practical skills and application of a range of techniques relevant to the biomedical sciences such as medical genetics, immunobiology, and disease pathology. Two optional modules are offered, which allow you to specialise in either blood sciences, infection or pathology. The research-orientated nature of the programme will also offer an additional option for those wishing to retrain for a career in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
The exit award of MSc is dependent on successful completion of 180 credits. Full-time students study three 20 credit modules in both Trimester 1 and 2 and a 60 credit research project in Trimester 3.
- Genetic Analysis in Biomedical Science
- Clinical Immunology
- Disease, Detection, Monitoring and Therapy
- Research Design
You can choose from a number of quality and management modules that are relevant to your career and employment needs.
Upon successful completion of the taught modules you will undertake the MSc research project.
The MSc is a good qualification for careers in bioscience research, or for those wishing to progress to further study (PhD). However, it is primarily aimed at those wishing to work or already working as biomedical scientists in the NHS, where an accredited MSc is integral to career progression.
Work-based learning modules are available to part-time students completing the IBMS specialist portfolio as an alternative to the discipline-specific modules (please see adjacent).
Accredited by Institute of Biomedical Science.