London Metropolitan University

Course Introduction

This course is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of the emerging, mixed-disciplinary field of blood science. This master's specialisation combines haematology, immunology, transfusion and clinical biochemistry developed from the increasing automation within pathology. Created with input from current practitioners in the field, the course is suitable for biomedical science practitioners, graduates of biomedical or related human sciences and those who want work or already are working in blood science departments within pathology. Taught entirely online, your physical attendance will not be required on campus and you can learn at your own pace with the support of our biomedical science team. You?ll examine different theoretical perspectives, methodological approaches, research interests and practical applications. This course is accredited by the IBMS, and all students are eligible for eStudent Membership of the IBMS. The course is also recommended by the Canadian Society for Medical Laboratory Science (CSMLS).

The extension of knowledge this course provides allows practising biomedical scientists to be considered for promotion at work. Increasing numbers of healthcare scientists are benefiting from training in this discipline too. You career opportunities will include employment in National Health Service (NHS) hospital laboratories and other health-related areas. Roles include those in pharmacology, biotechnology and similar areas. Our graduates have also been well placed to apply for research studentships and PhD research scholarships. Graduates with two years relevant professional experience can apply for the Member grade of membership of the IBMS.

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 interview. Transfer of credit may be possible. If students can demonstrate knowledge and skills at a postgraduate level equivalent of up to one third of the master of science, postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate-required modules, then they may apply for appropriate transfer of credit through our APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) coordinator.
  • 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.