• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
As key contributors to modern healthcare, including disease diagnosis, monitoring of therapy and research into disease mechanisms, specialist and senior biomedical scientists are in great demand both within the NHS and private hospital laboratories. The MSc Biomedical Science course is offered at Coventry University.

About

This MSc Biomedical Science course offered at Coventry University provides an in-depth understanding of disease processes from the molecular to the body/systems level, alongside the practical applications of biomedical science and recent scientific developments in diagnostic laboratory pathology.

The programme is composed of a combination of modules which progressively build to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or master’s. You can choose one of three specialist routes in biomedical science, all of which aim to advance your knowledge and link to the IBMS specialist training portfolio: Clinical Haematology and Blood Transfusion; Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology; and Infection Science.

Core modules will familiarise you with the theoretical and practical aspects of molecular medicine as it is used in research and hospital laboratories. You will learn about the principles and practice of laboratory management, acquiring the skills required for researching and communicating in biomedical science, while optional modules allow you to gain additional specialist knowledge in areas such as quality management or genetics. 

Our extensive links with leading healthcare and research laboratories, such as NHS and private laboratories, enable us to ensure course content is kept up-to-date and relevant to employers. You will be introduced to some of the contemporary issues facing the industry, such as use of new technology and management of workload.

Career prospects

The course prepares you for a wide range of careers spanning government, academic, commercial, industrial and healthcare applications of biomedical sciences.

Examples of possible career routes include working in laboratory quality assurance and management or becoming a researcher or biomedical scientists for the NHS, public health laboratories, commercial diagnostic laboratories, the Blood Transfusion service, university research laboratories and bioscience/life sciences private companies. Within the NHS, a master’s qualification is required for further career progression to apply for Senior Biomedical Scientist positions at Band 7 and above. 

The scientific knowledge and skills you acquire during the course can be a useful basis for a career in: teaching; technical and scientific writing (such as medical writing or writing for the media); clinical trials; drug registration, patenting or monitoring; medical publishing or other information services; regulatory affairs or sales and marketing. The course is also an excellent foundation for further studies leading to a PhD. 

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Are you looking to develop skills for your future career? Take the next step and choose to study at the UK's Top Modern University (Guardian University Guide 2019). Coventry University puts employability at the centre of all that we do and have great links with industry, helping thousands of students to find relevant work placements and internships.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Haematology and Blood Transfusion Sciences
  • Infection Science
  • Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Biomedical Science 
  • Independent Study in Biomedical Science
  •  Laboratory Leadership, Management and Training
  •  Introduction to Laboratory Leadership, Management and Training 
  • Quality Management and ISO Standards 
  • Genomic and Regenerative Medicine 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description
      20 months full-time with professional experience
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

The requirements for admission for PgCert/PgDip and MSc Biomedical Science are:

  • An Honours degree in a Biomedical Science undergraduate course; with a minimum of a lower second class (2.ii) classification;

or

  • An equivalent appropriate qualification that includes substantial clinical or biomedical content. We would expect to see the study of one or more of the following modules in the final year of an undergraduate degree: clinical biochemistry, microbiology and virology, clinical immunology, haematology.

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee

  • International

    14000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8350 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8350 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • EU/EEA students: £12,450 (with prof. experience) (per year)
  • Non-EU/EEA students: £16,700 (with prof. experience) (per year)

Living costs for Coventry

  • 656 - 1060 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

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