Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

This Postgraduate Diploma in Analytical Bioscience provides advanced training for work and research in the molecular biosciences, biomedical and pharmaceutical sectors. You can gain extensive hands-on experience in a laboratory setting.

The course is designed to allow flexibility in attendance requirements, with material being delivered via a mixture of face-to-face classes, distance learning, practical classes, tutorials and a research project.

TEACHING

Teaching may include formal lectures, seminars, and practical classes and tutorials. Formal lectures are used in most degree programmes to give an overview of a particular field of study. They aim to provide the stimulus and the starting point for deeper exploration of the subject during your own personal reading. Seminars give you the chance to explore a specific aspect of your subject in depth and to discuss and exchange ideas with fellow students. They typically require preparatory study.

CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY

Graduates go on to careers in the health sector, academic research, toxicology and pharmaceuticals. Possible professions include analytical chemist, biomedical scientist, research scientist (life sciences), or toxicologist. This degree can also be useful in becoming a clinical research associate, science writer, or scientific laboratory technician.

Start Date:

two evenings a week part-time, plus 100 hours for project work, if applicable, arranged flexibly during weekdays.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £6,520 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £6,520 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £10,480 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,260 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £3,260 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £5,240 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: A second-class honours degree in a scientific subject or with appropriate work experience.
  • International entry requirements: A second-class honours degree in a scientific subject or with appropriate work experience. If English is not your first language or you have not previously studied in English, our usual requirement is the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic Test) score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in each of the sub-tests.