12 months
15500 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Professionally accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), Biomedical Science course of Cardiff Metropolitan University aims to provide a high quality and professionally relevant postgraduate programme, with emphasis on both the theoretical knowledge and the practice of Biomedical Science. 


Throughout your studies of the Biomedical Science course from Cardiff Metropolitan University, your personal and professional understanding of Biomedical Science will be enhanced through an academically coherent programme of directed and self-directed learning. This will empower you to engage in and critically evaluate relevant contemporary biomedical themes, and to engage in research at postgraduate level, through the analysis and application of practical laboratory based activities. 

As well as completing a number of core modules, you will choose a specialist option to focus on in your studies (Medical Biochemistry; Medical Microbiology; Immunohaematology; Cellular & Molecular Pathology or Medical Genetics & Genomics), and your award on graduating will name your chosen specialism within the title of the postgraduate qualification that you will obtain, as follows:

  • MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Biochemistry)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Immunohaematology)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Cellular & Molecular Pathology)
  • MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Genetics & Genomics)


The course will prepare you for the next stage of your career, whether pursuing further research, or professional study, or entering employment in the field of Biomedical Science. The course will also enhance the career prospects of those aspiring to middle and senior management positions within the NHS Pathology Service and the commercial sector.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology
  • ​Analytical and Diagnostic Techniques
  • Research Methods in Biomedical Sciences
  • Medical Biochemistry and Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry
  • Immunohaematology and Advanced Topics in Immunhaematology
  • Medical Microbiology and Advanced Topics in Medical Microbiology and Infection
  • Cellular and Molecular Pathology and Advanced Topics in Cellular and Molecular Pathology
  • Medical Genetics & Genomics and Advanced Topics in Medical Genetics & Genomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should normally have one of the following:

  • A first or second class honours degree (1st or 2:1) which has a significant content of biological science
  • At least a 60% pass in the Primary (Part I) examination for Fellowship of the Institute of Biomedical Science
  • Substantial relevant experience at a senior level.

Usually this is by completion of the appropriate application form. Candidates entering via the exceptional entry route may be required to attend an interview.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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