University of East London

Course Introduction

This course offers you an ideal opportunity to enhance your career prospects in a range of specialist areas within biomedical science. You will enrich and update your knowledge, gaining a postgraduate qualification which will help you achieve progression at work. This IBMS accredited course is carefully tailored to maximise your employability within bioscience and offers an unrivalled range of professional expertise and top class facilities. You will learn both practical and theoretical aspects of clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, cellular pathology and haematology. It will offer you the chance to study a core MSc alongside a specialisation within different areas of Biosciences. This course is designed and tailored to your own preferred specialism in either of the following: Biotechnology and Genomics; Cancer Biology and Therapeutics; Clinical Microbiology and Immunology; Medical Physiology or Toxicology.

You will learn about research methods and how to use diagnostics when detecting diseases or other medical conditions in order to assess potential treatments. Teaching will be based on lectures, seminars, workshops, independent web-based learning and laboratory-based learning in our state-of-the-art facilities. The broad field of learning also suits people who are simply interested in furthering their knowledge of the subject. The course can be worked around a full-time job and there are intermediate awards available ? a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate. This IBMS-accredited course equips you with knowledge of the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of specialist areas of biomedical science: clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, cellular pathology and haematology. As in other areas of biology, the cutting edge of research in medicine is primarily focused at the molecular level, using the recently developed ? and constantly improving ? techniques in molecular biology, genomics and proteomics. As a Biomedical Scientist you can expect to work in publicly funded or private laboratories which provide an essential service to medical care for disease diagnosis and evaluation of treatment. Screening, diagnosis and analysis services are rapidly evolving in both structure and technologies and they require a dynamic and knowledgeable workforce. Our goal is to equip you to progress in any science based career or, if you have other career goals, to enrich you with the investigative, analytical, and communication skills that are sought by most employers.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,120 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £9,120 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £13,260 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc European Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students should have a 2.2 Honours in a relevant subject with a significant component of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or Genetics or a related Biological Science. They will normally be expected to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.
  • International entry requirements: Students should have an overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).
  • IELTS score: 6.5