University of Westminster

Course Introduction

This course will focus on the physiology and pathology of blood and its use as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool. A variety of areas of molecular and cellular bioscience will be covered with an emphasis on new technologies and developments in Haematology and related disciplines such as Transfusion Science. You will expand your knowledge of the basic science and analytical techniques relating to Haematology and gain an up'to'date understanding of the application of Haematology in bioscience/ pharmaceutical research, as well as in diagnostic and therapeutic medicine. There will be an emphasis in the course on development of critical analysis skills in the assessment of scientific literature and laboratory data. In addition you will have the opportunity to design and execute your own research project. The course team is supported by visiting lecturers who are practising scientists in the field, which helps ensure that taught material is current and relevant.

Course Modules

Core modules: cellular haematology; molecular science and diagnostics; postgraduate research methods; postgraduate project. Optional modules: advanced cancer biology; automation in biomedical sciences; cell signalling and genetics; communicating science; extended postgraduate project; immunopathology; molecular and cellular therapeutics; principles of molecular medicine.

Course Additional Entry

A good Honours degree in biomedical sciences or a closely related subject, or a professional qualification of equivalent status. Candidates with other relevant qualifications and experience are welcomed. In addition applicants should have 1 year's laboratory experience. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, with the written component at a minimum of 6.5 (or equivalent).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £13,500  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,500  Credit module. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £1,075  Credit module. First year home fees