London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

**Why study this course?**

This unique, six'year programme is taught both at London Met and at the University of Health Sciences, Antigua. Successful completion provides you with an international MD from UHSA as well as this IBMS'accredited London Met degree, and qualifies you to take licensing exams for several different countries, including the UK and the USA.

In the most recent (2015'16) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

**More about this course**

This unique course combines study here in the UK with study on the Caribbean island of Antigua. On completion, you’ll be eligible to take licensing exams in several different countries, including the UK, and will receive both an international MD from UHSA and a degree from London Metropolitan University.

Your first year will include an introduction to the key principles of biomedical science and will place a heavy focus on developing the necessary laboratory skills and data manipulations. In Year 2, you’ll look at core discipline areas such as blood science, infection and tissue science, and will have the opportunity to specialise. You’ll also get plenty of hands'on experience in a wide range of research techniques, such as spectrophotometry, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), electrophoresis and ELISA (Enzyme'linked immunosorbent assay).

In your third year you'll study the major disciplines of biomedical science and have the opportunity to specialise with an independent research project on a topic of your choosing.

During the course, you’ll take classes in our £30 million Science Centre, which is equipped with 280 workstations and is the largest of its kind in Europe. You’ll also benefit from the guidance of our knowledgeable academic staff – many of whom are active researchers – as well as a range of external speakers working in the pathology industry who will keep you up'to'date with the latest biomedical developments and laboratory practices.

Each of your first three years will be followed by a summer school course in Antigua. Your fourth year will be based entirely in Antigua and will be followed by two years on clinical rotation, most likely based in the UK or USA.

**What our students say**

“This course has given me the opportunity to become a doctor, which I have always dreamed of. I am just finishing my final year at London Metropolitan University and am excited about heading to Antigua for my final year at USHA."

“London Met helped me build a new future. Deciding to return to full'time education later in life was a big challenge, but it has become a very exciting and valuable experience. I now feel academically proficient to pursue a career in research or continue studying within the medical field.”

Course Modules

Year 1 modules include:

Laboratory Science

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Cell and Molecular Biology

Anatomy and Physiology (for Biomedical Science)

Year 2 modules include:

Blood Science

Infection Science

Tissue Science

Fundamentals of Pharmacology

Parasitology (optional)

Ethics for Science (optional)

Year 3 modules include:

Advanced Blood Science

Advanced Infection and Tissue Science

Systems Pathology

Research Project (for Biomedical Science)

Medical Genetics (optional)

Virology (optional)

Applied Immunology (optional)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
6 years
Full Time With Time Abroad
Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Medicine - BSc/MD £9,250 Home Fees