Biomedical Science MSc

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  • MSc Biomedical Science, home applicant, full time

    • Home Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 10800 per year
  • MSc Biomedical Science, home applicant, part time

    • Home Applicant
    • Part time, 2 years
    • Pound 1800 per 30 credit module
  • MSc Biomedical Science, international applicant, full time

    • International Applicant
    • Full time, 1 year
    • Pound 15960 per year

Course modules

NOTE: Modules are subject to change. For those studying part time courses the modules may vary.

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Your future career

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 that 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 biotech companies.

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

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

Student in Lab
One of the best transferable skills that I took away from my time at UEL was the ability to present to people with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. You will have opportunities to go on to do great things. I ended up working as the first neurosurgical physician associate at The Royal London Hospital - a major trauma centre in London, doing a job that I love!"
Hira Hana

BSc Biomedical Science (with Foundation Year) graduate and Physician Associate, Royal London Hospital

How we support your career ambitions

We offer dedicated careers support, and further opportunities to thrive, such as volunteering and industry networking. Our courses are created in collaboration with employers and industry to ensure they accurately reflect the real-life practices of your future career and provide you with the essential skills needed. You can focus on building interpersonal skills through group work and benefit from our investment in the latest cutting-edge technologies and facilities.

Career Zone

Our dedicated and award-winning team provide you with careers and employability resources, including:

  • Online jobs board for internships, placements, graduate opportunities, flexible part-time work.
  • Mentoring programmes for insight with industry experts 
  • 1-2-1 career coaching services 
  • Careers workshops and employer events 
  • Learning pathways to gain new skills and industry insight

Mental Wealth programme

Our Professional Fitness and Mental Wealth programme which issues you with a Careers Passport to track the skills you’ve mastered. Some of these are externally validated by corporations like Amazon and Microsoft.

Our Mental Wealth programme

We are careers first

Our teaching methods and geographical location put us right up top

  • Enterprise and entrepreneurship support 
  • We are ranked 6th for graduate start-ups 
  • Networking and visits to leading organisations 
  • Support in starting a new business, freelancing and self-employment 
  • London on our doorstep

What you'll learn

This IBMS-accredited course equips you with knowledge of the practical as well as the theoretical aspects of specialist areas of biomedical science: clinical chemistry, medical microbiology, cellular pathology, and haematology. As in other areas of biology, cutting-edge research in medicine is primarily focused at the molecular level, using the recently developed - and constantly improving - techniques in molecular biology, genomics, and proteomics.

For your MSc, you will need to complete the three core taught modules - Biology of Disease 1 and 2, and Research Skills - plus one optional module. You will then complete a research project. For the PG Diploma, which can also be studied either full or part-time, you will need to complete four taught modules including one optional. To obtain the PG Certificate - one year part-time - you must complete both the Biology of Disease modules. The optional modules are Immunology and Bioinformatics, though you will need to take them if you have not already studied Immunology at a degree level.
We consistently review and develop our courses and modules to ensure they are up-to-date with sector and industry graduate skills demands. Course structure, modules, and options are subject to change.

How you'll learn

The focus of the course is not simply on acquiring a depth of current knowledge in the subject but also on the methodology used in obtaining that knowledge. We make use of recent research papers to inform class discussion.

In addition to taught modules in the field, we will give you training in research processes, including the generic techniques of data analysis and presentation, literature searching, and the study of statistics. If you are doing the MSc, this will lay the groundwork for your individual research project which will give you the opportunity to develop and demonstrate your individual skills and abilities.

The course requires two days of study per week, from 9am to 5pm, or one day a week part-time. We arrange visits to major drug companies, hospitals, and other potential employers. Representatives from these organisations also deliver lectures on site. Your learning environment will involve lectures, seminars, workshops, independent web-based learning, and laboratory-based learning in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Small projects and group work exercises are highly enjoyable features throughout the programme. 

This course is either a good way for people with degrees that don't tick all the boxes to tick the boxes so they can progress or for people who have already done an accredited first degree and gone into working as a biomedical scientist who wants to hitch their careers up. After a few years of working, you can refresh and update your knowledge of the subject.

How you will be assessed

You will be assessed using a mixture of practical coursework and a theory exam. Coursework can take a variety of forms, including laboratory work, data analysis, essays and oral presentations. The Research Skills module is assessed by coursework including a presentation and research proposal, while the Research Project is assessed mainly on a final written report, plus a poster presentation and portfolio.

Campus and facilities

Water Lane, Stratford