24 months
7995 GBP/year
7995 GBP/year
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The Biomedical Science course from Ulster University is aimed at professionals already working in Biomedical Science or a related healthcare discipline. The two-year online course is led by a research-active team with years of hands-on experience and is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the leading body for those working in the field.

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Students will acquire practical skills and advanced subject knowledge. They will learn to reflect critically on current practice and latest developments in their chosen specialism. They will explore ethical issues and policy frameworks as they develop a flexible approach to problem-solving in their chosen specialism.

Ranked in the Top Five UK universities for Biomedical Science Research Power, the faculty recorded an unprecedented 100% 4* (world leading) score for its Research Environment.

The Biomedical Science course from Ulster University  was the first online distance learning course of its kind and continues to offer a programme that is globally relevant. The School has over 20 years’ experience delivering a range of postgraduate online courses, with links to a number of international universities and industrial partners.

Programme structure

All of the taught modules are 100% online. There is no need to travel to campus and students are free to study whenever and wherever they want. 

There are multiple intakes during the year (September, November, January, May and July) with course modules offered on a cyclical carousel model that allows students to take a planned break and pick up the course at a later date in order to fit their studies around existing work and life commitments.

Delivered via Ulster’s platinum-rated Blackboard portal, course tutors and external expert lecturers will guide and mentor students through each of the modules which are made up of:

  •  Student-led online seminars
  •  Group tutorials
  •  Case study oriented problem-based learning exercises
  •  Private study
  •  Module assignments.

Throughout the course, you will have access to a dedicated Student Success Advisor with help and advice about timetables, the distance learning experience and any other non-academic questions.

Project work

Rounding off this Masters course is a 60-credit laboratory-based Research Project which students will carry out in their own workplace. 

Supported and supervised by a suitably qualified workplace mentor, students can design the project around a topic of their choosing that will be relevant and beneficial for both them and their employer. 

Career opportunities

The course provides the necessary practical and theoretical insights that will help graduates advance their careers, preparing them to take on a more senior position, for example in a higher NHS band.

It is suitable for those looking for career advancement in the clinical sector, in hospital laboratories, in commercial organisations in the bio-pharmaceutical sector and other bio-industries in both the private and public sector.

With greater skills and knowledge of their specialism, they will be ready for promotion to a managerial role, or to take up entrepreneurial opportunities in areas such as research and development. The course is also suitable for those wishing to carry out further courses of academic study.


IBMS accredited 

Programme Structure

What you will study

Students will be able to tailor their MSc around specific areas of expertise that align with their career plans and ambitions. You will choose one of the following specialisms:

  • Advances in Cellular Pathology
  • Recent Advances in Clinical Chemistry
  • Haematology in Health and Disease
  • Advances in Medical Microbiology
You will also choose between:
  • Quality Management
  • Biomedical Informatics

And complete the following four mandatory modules plus the 60-credit Research Project:

  • Applied Research Methods
  • Advances in Medical Biotechnology and Healthcare Delivery
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare Sciences

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should be employed as a Biomedical Scientist, Trainee Biomedical Scientist or equivalent in a hospital or research laboratory. They should have:

  • A 2.2 Honours Degree or above in Biomedical Science, or in Biological Science with a significant amount of biomedical science.
  • An equivalent standard in a Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.
  •  If English is not your first language, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 (with no band score less than 5.5), or a Trinity ISE Pass at level III. 

Tuition Fee

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    7995 GBP/year
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  • National

    7995 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 7995 GBP per year during 24 months.


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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