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Our Advanced Biomedical Science course offers a balance of theory, practical skills and application of a range of techniques relevant to the biomedical sciences such as:

  • Medical genetics 
  • Immunobiology
  • Disease pathology

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.

Two optional modules are offered, enabling 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.

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Professional Approval and Accreditation

Our course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Placement Opportunities

Work-based learning modules are available if you are a part-time student completing the IBMS specialist portfolio as an alternative to the discipline-specific modules.


Students in work and/or study 6 months after graduating (HESA performance indicator 2014/15)


of our students would recommend us to a friend (Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Survey 2016)

Entry requirements

What qualifications do you need?

You must have gained a second class BSc in Biomedical Science, Bioscience or a related science degree.

You may also be considered with other academic, vocational or professional qualifications deemed to be equivalent.

Our course is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only).

If you are an overseas student then you must also meet UWS English language.



If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency. Information about the evidence required, acceptable qualifications and test providers can be found on our English language requirements page.

The English language level for this Digital Marketing course is: Overall IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing and Speaking; minimum 5.5 in Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this Digital Marketing course, we offer a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this degree.

  • English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
  • Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree course at UWS and who need to improve their English

Course details

Core modules you will study include: 

  • 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 then undertake the MSc research project.

Two optional modules are offered, which allow you to specialise in either: 

  • Blood sciences
  • Infection 
  • Pathology

The research-orientated nature of our course will also offer an additional option if you wish to retrain for a career in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.

Learn a language (Optional)

This course also gives you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level. View the language modules on offer.

Teaching and Assessment

A wide range of teaching methods are used on our Advanced Biomedical Science course. Some of which include: 

  • Enquiry based learning 
  • Critical thinking 
  • Data analysis
  • Directed learning
  • Problem solving

There will be strong linkages with research and employers throughout our course, for example through laboratory exercises, guest lecturers from NHS laboratories and the MSc research project. The VLE (Moodle) used by UWS will facilitate many of these approaches for example group projects, personal development planning (PDP).

Assessment will be based on: 

  • Problem-solving exercises 
  • Case studies 
  • Critical reviews 
  • Presentations 
  • Planning, conduct and reporting of project work

Course Structure

Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.

Course Structure (17/18)


You should apply for all UWS postgraduate courses using our online application form.


The first stage of the process is to create an profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving what you do each session and return to complete it at a later date.

Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.

You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.

You can find out more here in our Postgraduate Application Guide.

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.


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Course Leader

Dr John McLean


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