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University of Wolverhampton

Biomedical Science (Cellular Pathology)

The course provides a number of optional routes which lead to IBMS (Institute of Biomedical Science) accredited awards for those currently in, or planning a career in, the Medical Laboratory profession. The route options are: cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, haematology, medical microbiology and a generic route. The course offers the opportunity to address the developing areas of biomedical science common to all associated disciplines, including recent advances in genetics and immunology, and to equip students with the research skills necessary to complement their clinical laboratory responsibilities. Part-time students study core (and most optional) modules on 1 full day of the week, minimising the time away from work.

Entry requirements

MSc: Minimum of a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent, although substantial professional experience may be acceptable when combined with another qualification. The University looks for graduates with an appropriate Honours degree in biomedical subjects, or biological subjects with an appropriate biomedical content. Students should have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent).

Course modules

Modules include: clinical immunology; gene technology; laboratory medicine. Specialist module (from cellular pathology, clinical biochemistry, haematology or medical microbiology): management in biomedical science; research methods in biomedical science; biomedical science research project.

Assessment methods

Biomedical science research project.

Sponsorship information

Many part-time students are funded by their employers; other part-time and full-time students self fund or use Career Development Loans.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 10,400 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 5,200 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 13,000 (Year 1) International 1 Years

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