Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The aim of this programme is to prepare you for the next stage of your career, whether pursuing further research or professional study, or entering employment in the field of Biomedical Science. The course can also enhance the career prospects of those aspiring to middle and senior management positions within the NHS Pathology Service and commercial sector.

The course is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS). Please note accreditation of a postgraduate degree course by the IBMS is not the same as accreditation of an undergraduate degree for HCPC State Registration. Completion of this postgraduate degree will not fulfil the education criteria for State Registration as a Biomedical Scientist with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC). Please check with the appropriate bodies that the course you plan to follow will be suitable for any professional accreditation you may require.

The course aims to promote teaching and learning enriched by original scholarship and scientific research; encouraging students to become independent learners. Formal teaching comprises lectures, workshops, practical classes and demonstrations. Many of the lecturers are specialists in their field and are invited from many institutions within the UK.

This programme will provide: a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and / or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of medical microbiology and professional practice; a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship; the opportunity to demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in medical microbiology; a conceptual understanding that enables the student to evaluate critically current research and advanced scholarship in medical microbiology; the ability to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.

Start Date:

EXPECTED SEP-2019. EXPECTED SEP-2019.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,764 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £10,764 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £20,003 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,382 Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £5,382 European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £10,001 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have at least a 2:1 degree in Biomedical Science (we may consider alternative degrees if they have significant relevant content) or any similar international qualification, at degree level. As well as your overall degree we also look at your performance in individual modules within your degree when considering your application.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language Requirements for entry to Taught Postgraduate degree programmes within the Blizard Institute are: IELTS: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; IELTS: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; PTE Academic: 68 overall including 62 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 7