24 months
670 GBP/module
670 GBP/module
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This Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) programme at London Metropolitan University 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.

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Taught entirely online, this remote Biomedical Studies (Distance Learning) programme at London Metropolitan University allows you to learn at your own pace with the support of our biomedical science team. Learning materials are available 24/7 through our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Weblearn, with the majority of learning being self-directed. Core modules may include some online tutorials, giving you the option to engage with your module leaders and fellow students. However, this interactive side to the course isn't mandatory. As a participant of this master's course you'll have access to our online help service, where we aim to respond to all online queries as quickly as possible.

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's especially well-suited for those seeking career advancement and CPD.

Where this course can take you

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.


All modules on this course are accredited by the IBMS.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Immunology 
  • Bioethics, Research and Grant Proposal
  • Research Project (Biomedical Science)
  • Haemoglobinopathies
  • Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Disease 
  • Cell Biology
  • Cellular Pathology
  • Clinical Biochemistry

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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First Class

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Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    670 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 670 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • National

    670 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 670 GBP per module during 24 months.
  • UK: £670 per 10 credit module, £910 per 20 credit module, with exceptions
  • Int: £670 per 10 credit module, £910 per 20 credit module, with exceptions


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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