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Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Biomedical Science

MSc Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 years

This course is delivered by specialists, who are engaged in cutting-edge research, and a variety of visiting specialist lecturers, ranging from Hospital Consultants to Senior Biomedical Scientists.

This course is delivered by specialists, who are engaged in cutting-edge research, and a variety of visiting specialist lecturers, ranging from Hospital Consultants to Senior Biomedical Scientists.

  • Institute Code W75
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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Full-time, Part-time
  • Course Length Full-time (12 months), Part-time (2 years)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton School of Sciences

Why choose this course?

This course is delivered by specialists, who are engaged in cutting-edge research, and a variety of visiting specialist lecturers, ranging from Hospital Consultants to Senior Biomedical Scientists. These sessions, which specifically focus on developing areas of biomedical science common to all associated disciplines, include recent advances in genetics and immunology, which will equip you with the skills necessary to either complement your clinical laboratory responsibilities if you are currently employed, or to provide you with essential skills needed for seeking future employment or starting a research career. The course is also a suitable stepping-stone for those considering a career in biomedical research.

The course we provide leads to an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited MSc Award. As an Institution we have held accredited status for this award for over 25 years, and this is borne out by its continued accreditation by our professional body.

Please note: although this MSc is accredited by the IBMS, completion of this course does not allow you to practice as a registered Biomedical Scientist. To do that, you would need to have studied out Accredited Undergraduate Award and completed your registration portfolio. If you are interested in our BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science award please click here

 

 

What happens on the course?

Regardless of the route you choose you will be given the opportunity to learn via problem-based learning in Principles of Integrated Biomedical Science and will undertake a research project in our state-of-the-art laboratories or within the workplace. Core modules also include Molecular Genetics and Genomics, Clinical Immunology, and Research Methods. Students on the generic route can then choose from a range of specialist modules in Clinical Biochemistry, Cellular Pathology, Advanced Haematology, and Medical Microbiology, while students on specialist routes take the same core modules along with the appropriate specialist module and an extended literature review in their field.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

The full-time MSc Biomedical Science route is attractive if you are seeking an academic research career and/or wish to make yourself highly employable in a research laboratory, University Laboratory or in the pharmaceutical industry. You may also wish to continue with a research career, and study towards a PhD.

 

The part-time route (also available as specialist routes in Medical Microbiology, Clinical Biochemistry, Cellular Pathology or Haematology) is designed for students in full-time employment in biomedical laboratories who are allowed day-release by their employers to improve their professional knowledge.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

 ·         IBMS accredited for 30 years

·         extensive local hospital links

·         cutting edge lectures from hospital consultants and senior biomedical scientists

·         Innovative teaching methods

·         Highly research-focused environment: you can take projects in the workplace or in our state-of-the-art new laboratories 

  • A thorough understanding of the basic biological science concepts that underpin health and disease, and how these concepts are investigated in the laboratory to inform the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Advanced knowledge in your choice of specialist pathology disciplines including immunology, biochemistry, haematology, microbiology and cellular pathology.
  • The skills and experience necessary to undertake an independent research project in an area relevant to biomedical research or practice, and to report your findings in a scientific style.
  • The ability to critically evaluate recent advances in biomedical research and practice through independent study of relevant research literature.
  • Initiative and problem-solving ability in biomedical science via problem-based exploration of clinical case studies.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10400 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £10650 per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £5200 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Part-time £5325 per year 2020-21
International Full-time £13000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13350 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

2020 Entry

You should have a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, although substantial professional experience may be acceptable when combined with another qualification. We look for graduates with an appropriate honours degree in biomedical subjects, or biological subjects with an appropriate biomedical content.

International Applicants

Your qualifications need to be deemed equivalent to the above entry requirements.

Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS)

Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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