University of Westminster

Course Introduction

The combination of modules that you study will be based in part upon your requirements for supplementary education as identified by the IBMS but, depending on the number of compulsory modules required, there is still some scope to tailor the course to match your own interests. The course also includes the opportunity to complete a course in Master's level research methods and perform an independent research project in area of your interest.

Course Modules

Core modules: Postgraduate research methods; postgraduate project. Option modules: cellular pathology; clinical chemistry; clinical immunology; haematology and transfusion science; medical microbiology; molecular and cellular therapeutics; molecular science and diagnostics; principles of molecular medicine.

Course Additional Entry

A non'Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited BSc Honours degree in biomedical sciences or closely related subject. You must also have a letter from the IBMS confirming that your qualifications have been submitted to the IBMS, evaluated against the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standard of proficiency for Biomedical Scientists (3a.1) and that the outcome has been the identification of specific subject shortfalls. This programme is not suitable for you if the IBMS has determined that you are required to complete a full IBMS accredited BSC (Hons) Biomedical Science degree to meet the HCPC standard of proficiency. If you are applying for part time study, you will normally be working in a relevant area and will require written support from your employer including confirmation that facilities will be available in your workplace for you to carry out your research project. If your first language is not English: IELTS score of at least 6.5, with 6.0 in each element. During the induction stage of the course, if you do not have English as your first language, you will need to complete Academic English screening and any resulting recommended Academic English support activity.

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)