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Biomedical Science (with specialism), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #751 (QS) London, United Kingdom
This Biomedical Science (with specialism) course, offered by University of East London, gives you an ideal opportunity to enhance your career prospects in a range of specialist areas within biomedical science. You will enrich and update your knowledge, gaining a postgraduate qualification which will help you achieve progression at work. 
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Overview

This IBMS accredited course is carefully tailored to maximise your employability within bioscience and offers an unrivalled range of professional expertise and top class facilities. You will learn both practical and theoretical aspects of clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, cellular pathology and haematology. It will offer you the chance to study a core MSc alongside a specialisation within different areas of Biosciences. 

This Biomedical Science (with specialism) course, offered by University of East London, is designed and tailored to your own preferred specialism in either of the following: Biotechnology and Genomics; Cancer Biology and Therapeutics; Clinical Microbiology and Immunology; Medical Physiology or Toxicology.

You will learn about research methods and how to use diagnostics when detecting diseases or other medical conditions in order to assess potential treatments. Teaching will be based on lectures, seminars, workshops, independent web-based learning and laboratory-based learning in our state-of-the-art facilities. The broad field of learning also suits people who are simply interested in furthering their knowledge of the subject. The course can be worked around a full-time job and there are intermediate awards available – a PG Diploma and a PG Certificate.

Your future career

Our goal is to equip you to progress in any science based career or, if you have other career goals, to enrich you with the investigative, analytical, and communication skills that are sought by most employers.

As a Biomedical Scientist you can expect to work in publicly funded or private laboratories which provide an essential service to medical care for disease diagnosis and evaluation of treatment. Screening, diagnosis and analysis services are rapidly evolving in both structure and technologies and they require a dynamic and knowledgeable workforce.

Our Biomedical Science MSc can facilitate you to be part of and progress within that workforce. Because of our strong emphasis on research, the MSc may lead you to a research based career whether through the PhD academic route or to working in pharmaceutical or in biotech companies.

Bioscience is playing an increasingly large role in society and your biomedical science expertise will be sought after by a variety to of industries and services including insurance and legal services, investment banking, public health bodies and local authorities to name just a few.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Techniques in Bioscience
  • Research Skills
  • Biology of Disease and Clinical Diagnosis
  • Clinical Microbiology and Immunology 
  • Biotechnology and Genomics 
  • Toxicology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • 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
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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).

General Requirements

  • Minimum 2.2 Honours in a relevant subject with a significant component of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Microbiology or Genetics or a related Biological Science.
  • We would normally expect you to have Grade C in GCSE English and Maths.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13260 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13260 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9120 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9120 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Part-time UK/EU: £1,520 per 30 credit module

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

£10,000 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,000 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England 

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:

  • if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
  • your course
  • your age
  • your nationality or residency status

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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