London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

Why study this course?

This Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) MSc is a flexible online course designed to help you undertake Continuing Professional Development (CPD), top-up your qualifications or progress to a postgraduate qualification in biomedical science. This course is ideal if you are already working in a biomedical science environment.

More about this course

Our Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) MSc is delivered online via our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Weblearn so you can sign up for one module at a time, allowing you to stay flexible and maintain your work commitments.

Members of the academic staff are often ex-practitioners of biomedical science, and you?ll find many of our researchers and staff members are conducting cutting-edge research. The team is also involved in an active biomedical science research group covering areas such as immunology, haematology, microbiology and biochemistry.

Like many of our applicants, you may already be working in a biomedical science environment, either as part of a health service or the broader industry. While people take the course for various reasons, it is especially well-suited for those seeking career advancement and CPD.

You can use the modules taken to complete IBMS top-up education towards your competency portfolio or as CPD. If you complete the MSc core modules and 80 credits from option modules, then you'll be entitled to the MSc qualification.

The distance learning modules in this course can be used to convert from less relevant BSc routes by undertaking studies in appropriate subject areas such as biochemistry, immunology and microbiology. See the Accelerated study section for more information.

Assessment

You'll be assessed through quizzes, personal learning logs and assessments which can include essays, posters, leaflets and online presentations.

Professional accreditation

All modules on this course are accredited by the IBMS.

After the course

Successful completion of these modules has helped our graduates to be considered for promotion at work, usually within biomedical science environments for employers such as the National Health Service (NHS).

If you have two years of relevant professional experience, you?ll also be able to apply for membership of the IBMS.

Start Date:

This course will be studied by part time (distance learning)..

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 years
Distance Learning
MSc Home Fees
2 years
Distance Learning
MSc Overseas Fees
2 years
Distance Learning
MSc European Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: You will be required to have: a first or second class honours first degree (or equivalent) in biomedical or life sciences subjects (that included appropriate biomedical content), although other subjects may be considered Lower grades, or non-degree qualifications supplemented by substantial work experience, may be considered at the interview stage. You may be able to convert from less relevant BSc routes by undertaking study in appropriate subjects. See the Accelerated study section for more details.
  • International entry requirements: You will be required to have: a first or second class honours first degree (or equivalent) in biomedical or life sciences subjects (that included appropriate biomedical content), although other subjects may be considered Lower grades, or non-degree qualifications supplemented by substantial work experience, may be considered at the interview stage. You may be able to convert from less relevant BSc routes by undertaking study in appropriate subjects. See the Accelerated study section for more details. English Requirement - You need to have: overall academic IELTS score of 6.0 including Listening: 5.5, Reading: 5.5, Writing: 5.5, Speaking: 5.5; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic Component scores required: Listening: 51; Reading: 51; Writing: 51; Speaking: 51; Cambridge English - Certificate of Proficiency overall grade required: C. A certifying statement of results is also required.