London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

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. Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), this course is ideal if you are already working in a biomedical science environment. 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.

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.

You will be assessed through quizzes, personal learning logs and assessments which can include essays, posters, leaflets and online presentations. Successful completion of these modules has helped our graduates be considered for promotion at work, usually within biomedical science environments for employers such as the National Health Service (NHS).

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 European Fees
2 years
Distance Learning
MSc Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students 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. They may be able to convert from less relevant BSc routes by undertaking study in appropriate subjects. If students can demonstrate knowledge and skills at postgraduate level equivalent to up to one third of the MSc, PGDip or PGCert required modules, then they may apply through our Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) coordinator for appropriate transfer of credit.
  • International entry requirements: Students 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.