• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

Overview

The Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) course at University of Wolverhampton leads to an Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited MSc Award. As an Institution we have held accredited status for this award for over 25 years, and this is borne out by its continued accreditation by our professional body.

These sessions, which specifically focus on developing areas of biomedical science common to all associated disciplines, include recent advances in genetics and immunology, which will equip you with the skills necessary to either complement your clinical laboratory responsibilities if you are currently employed, or to provide you with essential skills needed for seeking future employment or starting a research career. 

The course is also a suitable stepping-stone for those considering a career in biomedical research.

Career opportunities

The full-time MSc Biomedical Science route is attractive if you are seeking an academic research career and/or wish to make yourself highly employable in a research laboratory, University Laboratory or in the pharmaceutical industry. You may also wish to continue with a research career, and study towards a PhD.

The part-time route (also available as specialist routes in Medical Microbiology, Clinical Biochemistry, Cellular Pathology or Haematology) is designed for students in full-time employment in biomedical laboratories who are allowed day-release by their employers to improve their professional knowledge.

Accreditation

  • Accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS).

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • Molecular Genetics & Genomics
  • Principles of Integrated Biomedical Science
  • Approaches to Research in Biomedical Science
  • Clinical Immunology 
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Independent Study Module
  • Research Methods in Biomedical Science

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Direct applications can be made any time prior to the start date but we will need sufficient time to get the documents from you and process the application.
  • Programme intensity

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

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
    • Part-time: 160
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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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).

General Requirements

  • You should have a minimum 2:2 honours degree or equivalent, although substantial professional experience may be acceptable when combined with another qualification. 
  • We look for graduates with an appropriate honours degree in biomedical subjects, or biological subjects with an appropriate biomedical content.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13650 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13650 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • Part time Home/EU: £5,200

Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

  • Postgraduate Loans
    • Professional and Career Development Loan
    • Charitable Funding
    • University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount
    • Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund

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